This is the First Photograph of a Person EVER Taken … Seriously

Okay, so a quick Googling and we came across this beautiful image from France, taken in 1838. We’re not sure who the person in the photo is, but they were the first person ever captured on film, saved for eternity. Pretty neat.

This photo of a Paris street was taken by Louis Daguerre in 1838.

Source: CNN

This was taken by early photography pioneer, Louis Daguerre of Boulevard de Temple. The exposure time for this film was seven minutes, and while other people likely moved through the frame, they were not still enough to be captured. The man in the photo appears to be getting his boots shined.