This photo of a Paris street was taken by Louis Daguerre in It is believed to be the earliest photograph of a person. The person, a man who appears to be getting his boots cleaned, is located in the lower left corner on the sidewalk.
Daguerreotype photography was invented by Louis Daguerre and was made public in In the Daguerreotype process a picture made on a silver surface sensitized with iodine was developed by exposure to mercury vapour. Daguerre granted the righ
Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre November 1787 – 10 July was a French artist and photographer, recognized for his invention of the daguerreotype process of photography. He became known as one of the fathers of photography.