20.10.11

MISC. PIC #1

twitstedshifter

"This is purportedly the first picture of a living person ever taken (1838). The image shows a busy street, but due to exposure time of more than ten minutes, the traffic was moving too much to appear. The exception is the man at the bottom left, who stood still getting his boots polished long enough to show."

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