This photo was taken
F.Holland Day took this picture. It's influential in photography because he was the first advocate of considering photography a fine art in the USA.
F. Holland Day were called pictorialists, who believed that photography should be like painting if it was going to be accepted as art.
The above photo reminds me of of this girl from National Geographic.
The actual photo that was the first to be actually considered the first "modern" photograph, it's called "The Steerage" by Alfred Stiglitz. The Steerage was taken by Stieglitz, only because of the hat. He said that he saw the hat, and went to get his camera, hoping the man would still be there. Luckily, he was. Only later was the symbolism of the lower and upper classes so clearly and perfectly delineated, and modern photography was born.