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Paris, 1838. The first photograph to ever have a human being in it. The exposure of the photo was over 10 minutes, so street traffic couldn't be captured. The one person in this picture was standing still through those 10 minutes because he was getting his shoes polished. Thus, this lone figure makes history.

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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.


FASCINATING! The Discovery and the first photograph of the Incan Citadel Machu Picchu in 1912 -

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The annually published Pirelli Calendar is known for its history of racy photos by renowned photographers that often show models in various states of undre

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This is one of the first pictures ever taken from Jerusalem. The photo comes from 1844 and is one of about 900 that were taken by French photographer Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey. According to Retronaut, they weren’t discovered until the 1920s, in a store room on Girault’s estate. (Published in Smithsonian Magazine).