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ca. 1850, [daguerreotype portrait of a blind gentleman holding a cat; soyouthinkyoucansee...?] via the George Eastman House Collection, Still Photograph Archive

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One of the earliest known photographs of a human. Robert Cornelius's self-portrait. The back reads, "The first light picture ever taken." 1839. Robert Cornelius (1809-1893) standing outside his family’s lamp-making shop in Philadelphia. Cornelius was an American of Dutch descent whose knowledge of metallurgical chemistry was to help in perfecting the process of silver-plating, then employed in the production of daguerreotypes.

a brave and formally dressed photographer shooting the city from atop a skyscraper, mid-1920sphotographer unknown, from new york: portrait of a city by reuel golden; p. 559-560

The FIRST photograph. 1827. Photographer Nicephore Niepce

Leon Herschtritt´s portrait of the Baroness Karen Blixen, better known as Isak Dinesen, author of "Out of Africa" (1937)