3    Jan 20125 comments

Photographs: Some of the world’s oldest images

We’ve showcased some very old photographs before, such as in this post about some of the world’s first color photographs, and this one featuring shots from the Russian Empire.

Today, we have some even older photos for you. These shots comprise some of the earliest ever captured. Click each image to see a larger version.

This image – called ‘View from the Window at Le Gras’ – is reckoned to be the first ever taken, dated at around 1826. It was taken and developed by the French photography pioneer Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, and required an exposure time of about 8 hours!

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