First Photograph of a Person - 1838



Above: Boulevard du Temple, taken by Louis Daguerre in late 1838, was the first-ever photograph of a person. It is an image of a busy street, but because exposure time was over ten minutes, the city traffic was moving too much to appear. The exception is a man in the bottom left corner, who stood still getting his boots polished long enough to show up in the picture.


Insets of photo above showing the image of the first photographed human being





Information above taken from the Daily Mail in the UK