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The Very First Photo of a Human Being (2 pics)

Posted in Pictures   1 Nov 2010   / 10633 views

This is the first know photo of a human being. It is a Daguerreotype that was taken in 1838 in the Boulevard du Temple in Paris by the inventor of the process Louis Daguerre. This process involved exposing a chemically treated metal plate for 10 minutes. There were other people and carriages in the photo but because they were moving, they didn’t show up.

 

Only this man and a bootblack can be seen in this picture as they stood long enough without moving a lot during the time of exposure.






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hum 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
so this guy stood like that for 10 minutes?
       
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Fenrisulven 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
@ hum, Yea, he was waiting for 10 minutes to get his shoes polished. I wonder if he ever knew he was the first, or perhaps he never knew what a photo was.
Never underestimate the power of large crowds, of stupid people.
       
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Dalroc 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
There's actually 4 people in this picture
       
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Peanut 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
You're very observant, Dalroc. I can see two others, one is sitting, but can't see the third. Thanks for the tip. I wouldn't have noticed.
       
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2Cool4Ice 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
so what...
You can't get lost if you follow your own path
       
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From Paris 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
It's not the boulevard du Temple but Léon Jouhaux street. Loot at Ggl Street View, at the right side of the Russian drunkers (near the place de la République) :o)
       
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severe_009 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
interesting
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