First Photo Ever Of A Human Being!

The first known photograph of a human being—taken by Louis Daguerre in 1838—has been brought to light this week by Robert Krulwich, at his NPR blog, thanks to the keen observation of a blogger named Hokumburg. Check out the whole story at NPR. What an incredible find!

(photograph by Louis Daguerre/via


4 Responses to “First Photo Ever Of A Human Being!”

  1. Matt says:

    I was shown this in film school 12 years ago. The guy having his shoes shined was also pointed out to me.

    This is not a new discovery.

  2. Matt says:

    Here is a link I found posted in April 2010. Took me 1 minute.

    It notes the existansce of persons or person in the photo.

  3. You’re right; it wasn’t a new discovery, and the article that we linked to noted as much. At this time it has been brought to light to a much larger public, and that’s the significance. You are fortunate to have learned of it long ago. Thanks for stopping by DP!

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