First person caught by film

The image shows a busy street, but due to exposure time of more than ten minutes, the traffic was moving too much to appear. The exception is the man at the bottom left, who stood still getting his boots polished long enough to show. Thnk of the detail we can get in photos now…wondering where we will be in another 175 years.


This Daguerreotype is the purportedly first picture of a living person.