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

Posted in PICTURES       1 Nov 2010       12075       8

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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di 9 year s ago
wow
       
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hum 9 year s ago
so this guy stood like that for 10 minutes?
       
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Fenrisulven 9 year s ago
@ 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 9 year s ago
There's actually 4 people in this picture
       
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Peanut 9 year s ago
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 9 year s ago
so what...
       
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From Paris 9 year s ago
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 9 year s ago
interesting
       
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