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The first human to have his picture taken

This photo is the first known photograph of a person ever taken. It is a Daguerreotype and the photo was taken by the inventor of the process, Louis Daguerre who experimented for years before discovering the process and announcing it on January 7, 1839. The photograph was taken in 1838 before he announced his discovery. You can see the person standing on the sidewalk on the left side of the photograph.