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
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.
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.