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.

The first photograph of a human being

Possibly the oldest photograph of a human being! Boulevard du temple-Daguerre 1838 lower left-man getting boots shined

The Sphinx in 1877 prior to much of the sand being cleared away, exposing its paws.  I stood on those paws in 1977.

Louis Daguerre and the pioneers of photography

The Great Sphinx with the Pyramid of Pharaoh Cheops in the background, in photo by French photographer Henri Bechard Picture: Courtesy Everett Collection / Rex Features

Louis Daguerre...Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre (18 November 1787 – 10 July 1851) was a French artist and physicist, recognized for his invention of the daguerreotype.

Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre November 1787 – 10 July was a French artist and photographer, recognized for his invention of the daguerreotype process of photography.

Louis Daguerre, photography pioneer, honored with Google doodle    Louis Daguerre's 224th birthday is celebrated with a Google family portrait

Google Doodle Honors Photography Pioneer Louis Daguerre

Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre November 1787 – 10 July was a French artist and physicist, recognized for his invention of the daguerreotype process of photography.

1890s: A young model, seated on a park bench, receives instructions from the photographer on which pose to assume

Louis Daguerre and the pioneers of photography

A young model, seated on a park bench, receives instructions from the photographer on which pose to assume Picture: Alinari / Rex Features

Louis Jacques Daguerre's first surviving daguerreotype image, of a collection of plaster casts on a window ledge, which he produced on a silver plate, in 1837

Louis Daguerre and the pioneers of photography

Louis Jacques Daguerre's first surviving daguerreotype image, L'Atelier de l'artiste, which he produced on a silver plate in 1837 Louis Jacques Daguerre/Getty

Louis Daguerre is seen in this daguerrotype portrait from about 1850  Picture: INTERFOTO / Alamy

Louis Daguerre and the pioneers of photography

Portraits de gens célèbres par Felix Nadar Louis Daguerre photo photographie histoire bonus

Portraits de gens célèbres par Felix Nadar

The Reel Foto: Félix Nadar: Celebrity Photographer of the Century:inventor Louis Daguerre

On this day in history, 01/02/18. In 1839, photography pioneer Louis Daguerre takes the first photograph of the moon. Now you know. Historical fact historynet.com; image Wikipedia.

Daguerroeotype: The first publicly announced photographic process, and for nearly twenty years it was the one most commonly used. Invented by Louis-Jaques-Mandé Daguerre and introduced worldwide in

Daguerreotype photography was invented by Louis Daguerre (1789-1851) and was made public in 1839. In the Daguerreotype process a picture made on a silver surface sensitized with iodine was developed by exposure to mercury vapour. Daguerre granted the right to make and sell daguerreotype cameras to a relative of his, Alphonse Giroux of Paris. Photography thus became available to the general public in 1839 and this was the first commercially available camera.

Daguerreotype photography was invented by Louis Daguerre and was made public in In the Daguerreotype process a picture made on a silver surface sensitized with iodine was developed by exposure to mercury vapour. Daguerre granted the righ

Daguerreotype  Invented by Louis Daguerre in 1839, the daguerreotype served as the first method of photography.

Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre November 1787 – 10 July was a French artist and photographer, recognized for his invention of the daguerreotype process of photography. He became known as one of the fathers of photography.

The earliest reliably dated photo­graph of a person, taken in spring 1838 by Daguerre. Though it shows Paris' busy Boul­e­vard du Temple, the long exposure time (about ten or twelve minutes) meant that moving traffic cannot be seen; however, the two men at lower left (one apparently having his boots polished by the other) remained still long enough to be dist­inctly visible.

Photograph by Louis Daguerre of the Boulevard du Temple, Paris. Taken late 1838 or The first ever photograph of people. (Towards the bottom left corner there is a man having his boots polished).

The earliest known photograph to show a person, a Paris street scene from 1838, was published online this week.

Oldest surviving photo of a human

This photo of a Paris street was taken by Louis Daguerre in It is believed to be the earliest photograph of a person. The person, a man who appears to be getting his boots cleaned, is located in the lower left corner on the sidewalk.

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