1838: The first photograph of a human being. This picture, the earliest known photograph to include a recognizable human form, was taken in Paris, France, in 1838 by Louis Daguerre. The human in question is standing in the bottom-left of the photograph, on the pavement by the curve in the road.  He is having his boots shined.

The first photograph of a human being

1838: The first photograph of a human being. This picture, the earliest known photograph to include a recognizable human form, was taken in Paris, France, in 1838 by Louis Daguerre. The human in question is standing in the bottom-left of the photograph, on the pavement by the curve in the road. He is having his boots shined.

First successful photograph of a woman, 1839.

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First photo ever taken of a human being - Boulevard du Temple, Paris (1838)

The First Photograph of A Human?

First photo ever taken of a human being - Boulevard du Temple, Paris (1838)

This photograph taken in 1838 in Paris  by Louis Daguerre is the first photograph to ever include a human being. Because the image required an exposure time of over ten minutes, all the people, carriages, and other moving things disappear from the scene. However, in the bottom left hand corner is a man who just so happened to stay somewhat still during the shot - he was having his shoes shined.

First Ever Photograph of a Human Being

This photograph taken in 1838 in Paris by Louis Daguerre is the first photograph to ever include a human being. Because the image required an exposure time of over ten minutes, all the people, carriages, and other moving things disappear from the scene. However, in the bottom left hand corner is a man who just so happened to stay somewhat still during the shot - he was having his shoes shined.

Portrait of "M. Huet." that is claimed to be a test photograph taken by Louis Daguerre in 1837, which would make it the earliest surviving photograph of a person. [338x432] - Imgur

Portrait of "M. Huet." that is claimed to be a test photograph taken by Louis Daguerre in 1837, which would make it the earliest surviving photograph of a person. [338x432] - Imgur

Archive photo of Louis Daguerre | eBay

Archive photo of Louis Daguerre | eBay

one of the first photographs ever taken in Jerusalem -- 170 years ago.  The photograph was taken in 1844 by a French photographer, Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey (1804 - 1898), believed to be a student of Louis Daguerre who is credited with inventing photography in 1839.  The daguerreotype photos were found in a storeroom in Girault de Prangey's estate in the 1920s, but only in recent years, when libraries digitized them, did the photographs become well known. Girault de Prangey was a…

one of the first photographs ever taken in Jerusalem -- 170 years ago. The photograph was taken in 1844 by a French photographer, Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey (1804 - 1898), believed to be a student of Louis Daguerre who is credited with inventing photography in 1839. The daguerreotype photos were found in a storeroom in Girault de Prangey's estate in the 1920s, but only in recent years, when libraries digitized them, did the photographs become well known. Girault de Prangey was a…

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