Henry Cornelius Burnett


Henry Cornelius Burnett was never taken seriously as his face always resembled that of an angry child. During his later years he attempted to grow facial hair, exacerbating his comical appearance, as he could only manage a chin-beard. shunned by society, he re-made himself as a scapegoat, whereby he was arrested and tried at the age of 78 for hippocrisy. The only surviving photo (below) was taken weeks before his death.


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