The very first photographic portrait, taken by Louis Daguerre in 1838, was that of a man having his shoes shined. The exposure time for the photo was seven minutes, and during those seven minutes, this person stood still long enough to have his image captured by Daguerre’s camera. It’s a brilliant capture!
The first known #photo of a person. Taken by Louis #Daguerre in Paris, 1838. Exposures were too long to capture people, but these two engaged in a shoeshine stood still just long enough to unknowingly make history.#photography #blackandwhite #history #worldfirsts pic.twitter.com/Kom08rFveZ— Historical Hysteria Podcast (@manichistory) June 18, 2021
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