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    Posted: 27 Jul 2009 at 04:57
Simple curiosity has driven me to the question of who was the earliest born person ever photographed? There must have been some people who saw the Revolution around in the 1840's so who are some of these people, and who was the oldest one of them all?
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How about Daguerre himself, Eugene Delacroix, Jean-Francois Millet, Victor Hugo, and Alexandre Dumas, pere. You have to understand that due to the early photographic process, the earliest "pictures" appear to be landscapes devoid of humanity. Formal portraiture was a cumbersome process hence the known and the unknown had to sit--quite still and for quite some time--for an image once the vogue began in the 1840s. Given that Daguerre himself was born in 1787, he would probably qualify as among the "oldest" known persons with a photographic image and there does exist a famed image of the barricades in Paris during the 1848 Revolution. But then Andrew Jackson was born in 1767 and we do have a daguerreotype portrait of Old Hickory from the early 1840s--if by "revolution" you are referencing the American one--as well as one of John Quincy Adams (who loses to Jackson as far as age by a few months).
 
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Edited by drgonzaga - 27 Jul 2009 at 06:22
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