Before There Was Instagram, There Was Niépce: World's Oldest Photo Goes on View in Germany

Before There Was Instagram, There Was Niépce: World's Oldest Photo Goes on View in Germany

First photograph of a human C.1838. “Boulevard du Temple”, taken by Daguerre in late 1838 or early 1839 in Paris, was the first photograph of a person. The image shows a street, but because exposure time was over ten minutes, the traffic was moving too much to appear. The exception is the man at the bottom left, who stood still getting his boots polished long enough to show.

First photograph of a human C.1838. “Boulevard du Temple”, taken by Daguerre in late 1838 or early 1839 in Paris, was the first photograph of a person. The image shows a street, but because exposure time was over ten minutes, the traffic was moving too much to appear. The exception is the man at the bottom left, who stood still getting his boots polished long enough to show.

Sod home of John and Marget Bakken, Milton, N.D., circa 1895. This photograph  was the basis for the U.S. Homestead Act, 1862-1962 commemorative stamp.

Sod home of John and Marget Bakken, Milton, N.D., circa 1895. This photograph was the basis for the U.S. Homestead Act, 1862-1962 commemorative stamp.

This is the first photograph of a person.  
Philadelphia, November 1839. "Robert Cornelius, self-portrait facing front, arms crossed. Inscription on backing: The first light-picture ever taken. 1839." One of the first photographs made in the United States, this quarter-plate daguerreotype, taken in the yard of the Cornelius family's lamp-making business in Philadelphia.
I love his face... the way he is looking at the camera.
Do you think he has ANY clue about what's to come??
How much…

This is the first photograph of a person. Philadelphia, November 1839. "Robert Cornelius, self-portrait facing front, arms crossed. Inscription on backing: The first light-picture ever taken. 1839." One of the first photographs made in the United States, this quarter-plate daguerreotype, taken in the yard of the Cornelius family's lamp-making business in Philadelphia. I love his face... the way he is looking at the camera. Do you think he has ANY clue about what's to come?? How much…

Dr. Seuss 1925....his books are fun, funny and full of subtle thoughts through rhyme and nonsense.

Dr. Seuss 1925....his books are fun, funny and full of subtle thoughts through rhyme and nonsense.

From Wikiwand: A construction worker on top of the Empire State Building as it was being built in 1930. The Chrysler Building is below and behind him.

From Wikiwand: A construction worker on top of the Empire State Building as it was being built in 1930. The Chrysler Building is below and behind him.

zebras represent individuality. They represent balance, freedom, and grace. They are beautiful animals

zebras represent individuality. They represent balance, freedom, and grace. They are beautiful animals

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