First Photo Of A Human Being Ever? : Krulwich Wonders… : NPR   Leave a comment

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First Photo Of A Human Being Ever? : Krulwich Wonders… : NPR.

Back in September, we posted a set of old photos of Cincinnatidaguerreotypes from 1848 where I caught a glimpse of two people at the Ohio River‘s edge. That would make them among the very first people ever to appear in a candid photograph. 1848 is a long time ago. They looked like a pair of men, one tall, the other short. They were standing with what looked like a bucket between them. I figured they were there to fetch some water. I then went on in my way to talk about cholera.

Well, an eagle-eyed reader who calls himself Hokumburg (and has a spectacular blog of his own, The Hokumburg Goombah) did his own investigation, enlarged our photo, and peered more closely:

 

Posted October 25, 2010 by dmacc502 in photography, Uncategorized

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