A History Of Photographic Firsts

Here’s a fun little post from BuzzFeed. It’s a collection of historical photographs that represent photographic firsts. For instance, Niepce’s famous "first photograph ever" is included, as is a personal favorite of mine—Louis Daguerre’s street view of Boulevard du Temple in Paris, which accounts for the first photograph of a person. (Interestingly, the person was visible because he stood still long enough while getting his boots polished to register on the film.) Also included are a bunch of other images I’d never seen before, but which remain interesting nonetheless—like the first night view of wildlife and the first image of a tornado. It’s a fun collection, well worth a look.


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