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The lovely portrait above, courtesy of the Maine Historical Society, is a daguerreotype made in the year 1852. As such, it clocks in a bit after the contenders for the first photographs ever taken. Yet Hayer himself, born in 1749, was older than his contemporary photographic subjects, and is considered to be the first photo model ever born, making him... the earliest born person ever photographed.
The oldest born person ever photographed. He was 103 when his picture was taken in 1852. Conrad Hayer, a New England-dwelling vet of the American Revolution, and this is the only photo known to exist of a revolutionary soldier.
This Is The Earliest Born Person Ever Photographed
Ambrotype – late 1850s of a well dressed and fashionable young woman with an Iroquois floral bag that is decorated with elongated leaf clust...
thecivilwarparlor: Unidentified African American Woman c. Mid-nineteenth century It is unclear whether this well-dressed, unidentified woman is free or enslaved. What is clear is that her status as an African American woman was significantly altered by the outcome of the American Civil War. Two years of fighting had transformed Union war aims, and by 1863, the North no longer fought only to save the Union but also to end slavery.
Unidentified African American Woman c. Mid-nineteenth century
Stairstep girls, the small doll peeking over the oldest girl's shoulder.......
This is this fantastic quarter plate, cased, tinted ambrotype. On the rear of the case is stamped ” H.C. BOOTH, ARTIST, HARROGATE.”
East End slum Street 1912 ~ The Whitechapel district of London at the end of the nineteenth century was generally regarded as being a ‘horrible black labyrinth, reeking from end to end and swarming with human vermin, whose trade is robbery and whose recreation is murder’.
In 1876, John Thompson used the new medium of photography to document the difficulties of urban life in Victorian London, showing a wide range of issues people of the time faced Read more at http://www.iheartchaos.com/post/20468033795/photographs-of-street-life-in-1870s-victorian-london#wUfWyEHw2zDzamKe.99
Photographs of street life in 1870s Victorian London
Unknown father and daughter, English (Liverpool), c. 1867. This carte de visite came from the same album as the picture of the mother in striped dress. This is probably the same child shown in that image, now around 4 or 5 years old.
Victorian 'Street urchins' in Liverpool