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  • Jeannine Pinnt

    Conrad Heyer, veteran of the American Revolution, age 103, born 1749. Earliest born human ever to be photographed. Thought to have been taken in 1852.

  • Kathy Nunubizness

    Conrad Heyer, a Revolutionary War Veteran, is thought to be the earliest born person to be photographed. Born in 1749, he was 103 when this photo was taken. He served under George Washington.

  • Sha Hwang

    Conrad Heyer / By being born in 1749, he be the earliest born human ever photographed. In some small way, this picture is a real connection with that long ago era. What was the world like during Conrad’s youth? The USA wasn’t even an idea yet, the colonies were just that, colonies. You wanted to get around? Walking, horse, or sailing ship was it.

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A diamond star belle epoque tiara, worn by Lady Isabel Bennett in 1901. An eight pointed star, with circular diamond spacers, attached to a platinum band, and worn at Court Presentation.

About the British Royals: Princess Alice and Prince Andrew of Greece - parents of Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Juana Galán was known for beating Napoleon’s troops out of her village during the Battle of Valdepeñas in June, 1808. There weren’t enough men to defend the village from invading French. Juana, 21, immediately rallied all of the women in the village. When the French troops marched in, the women dumped boiling oil on top of them. Juana stood in the street with a large club and beat seven shades of shit out of any French soldier that crossed her path. The French never returned.

Early Paget Process colour portrait c.1915 Autochrome

Autochrome: Antonin Personnaz. Woman leaning out window. c. 1910.

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Mary Warner im Gegenlicht, 1908 by Heinrich Kuhn -Loved this photo when visiting exhibit at the l' Orangerie in Paris (2010)

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Paul Burty Haviland (1880-1950) Florence Peterson sitting in profile, 1909/10. Autochrome. RMN

Unknown photographer, autochrome c. 1900. Private collection. Check the wild blue feathers!

1909 Parisienne lady

Studio portraits of woman in pink dress ca. 1900s-1910s. was later hand-colored, although the State Library of Victoria (Aust.) says simply "color."

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Joan Marion Pratt, Marchioness Camden photographed by Bassano, 23 July 1912

Therese de Seue - Norway. Circa 1900. Photograph by Gustav Borgen.

Almine, Countess of Shannon, wearing the Shannon Diamond Tiara, United Kingdom (diamonds).

2nd Lieutenant Winston Churchill of the 4th Queen's Own Hussars in 1895, later Prime Minister of England and Father of Victory in WW2. Exquisite uniform and the British Empire attitude to go with it.

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