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Daguerréotype

Is This The First Photograph Of A Human Being?

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 11.15.2014 | Arts

This certainly isn't your average photo. Taken by Louis Daguerre -- the man responsible for the development of the daguerreotype, a very early type...

This Is The Earliest Born Person Ever Photographed

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.27.2014 | Arts

Feast your eyes on Conrad Hayer, a New England-dwelling vet of the American Revolution who, at 103 years old, decided to take advantage of a good old ...

This Is (Probably) The World's First Selfie

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.06.2013 | Technology

Here's a filter Instagram doesn't have: mid-19th century silver-plated daguerreotype. That was Robert Cornelius' choice when he took what is believ...

A Daguerreotype Glimpse Of The Civil War

AP | DOUGLASS K. DANIEL | Posted 10.05.2013 | Arts

"Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation" (Bloomsbury), by Robert Wilson Civil War photographer Mathew Brady largely taught himself the finer points of t...

Google Celebrates Old-School Photography

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 11.18.2011 | Technology

November 18 would have been the 224th birthday of French artist Louis Daguerre, best known for his invention of the daguerreotype style of photography...