Sunday, April 20, 2008

Early Man: 1839 - First Photographs

"Philadelphia, 1839. "Robert Cornelius, self-portrait facing front, arms crossed. Inscription on backing: The first light-picture ever taken. 1839." One of the first photographs made in the United States, this quarter-plate daguerreotype is purported to be the earliest photographic portrait of a person."
via Shorpy where you can find a full size shot.

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