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Image 2.5

This shot, also from Louis Daguerre and taken in 1838 or 1839, features the first photographic image of a person. While the busy street appears vacant because most people were moving too fast to leave an impression during the 10-minute exposure, a man getting his boots polished in the bottom left stood still long enough to be visible.

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  1. I found this article and photographs fascinating and very exciting. Funnily enough, I have been looking everywhere for this very thing. And here it is. Thank you Robert very much for sharing these never seen by me before images. The photographer I frequent will be as thrilled I'm sure. sonya

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