Picture Of Guy Getting His Shoes Shined Is Thought To Be The First Photograph Of A Human Being

November 10, 2014 10:44 PM

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Picture Of Guy Getting His Shoes Shined Is Thought To Be The First Photograph Of A Human Being

The photo. taken by in Paris in 1838, shows a man who is most likely getting his shoes shined, according to a post by Mashable and Retronaut, a site whose team "mines archives online and offline" to collect thousands pictures from the past. (Look at the bottom left of the image.)

Jacques Louis Daguerre (French, 1787-1851), Boulevard du Temple, Paris, thought to be the first photograph of a living person, 1838, daguerreotype.

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