Conrad Heyer – The Earliest-Born Person To Be Photographed

According to Mental_floss –

When he sat down for this portrait in 1852, Heyer had lived a long, full life. As a young man, he fought in the Revolutionary War and crossed the Delaware River with George Washington.

By the time the daguerreotype was invented in 1839, Heyer was already an old man who had also lived to see the arrival of the steam-powered boat and the first electric streetcars. He died in 1856 at the age of 107, having witnessed both the birth of a nation and the birth of modern photography.

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