Top 11 Photos That Were Historical Firsts
9. First Photograph of a Person
The first photo where a recognizable person was captured on camera is a snapshot taken in 1838 by Louis Daguerre, the inventor of the daguerreotype photography technique.
The photo shows the view of the Boulevard du Temple in Paris. Due to the long exposure used for this picture, the roads seem empty. However, we can actually see the silhouette of two men. If you take a closer look it will be more clear that one of them is polishing its shoes and the other is having its boots shined.
It’s incredible how these two people were actually experiencing a historical moment, without even knowing.