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This Picture of Boston, Circa 1860, Is the World’s Oldest Surviving Aerial Photo

Oldest Aerial Photograph "Boston, as the Eagle and the Wild Goose See It," aerial photograph from October 1860 (via Wikimedia) “Boston, as the Eagle and the Wild Goose See It,” aerial photograph from October 1860 (via Metropolitan Museum of Art)

One of the oldest photographic portraits known, made by Joseph Draper of New York, in 1839[9] or 1840, of his sister, Dorothy Catherine Draper.

A calotype print showing the American photographer Frederick Langenheim (circa 1849). Note, the caption on the photo calls the process Talbotype

Nicéphore Niépce ( 1765 –1833) was a French inventor, most noted as the inventor of photography and a pioneer in the field. He developed heliography, a technique used to produce the world's oldest surviving evidence of a photographic process, actually a photo-etching in 1825.

Faces of the American revolution: Amazing early photographs which document some of the heroes of the War for Independence in their later years

DANIEL SPENCER - A member of the elite Sheldon’s Dragoons. He sat up all night fanning his commanding officer, Captain George Hurlbut, who had been shot in a ...

Faces of the American revolution: Amazing early photographs which document some of the heroes of the War for Independence in their later years

some of the first photographs taken | war for independence the war that established the united states. Captain George Fishley, taken in 1850 when he was 90 years old

Louis-Jacques-Mande Daguerre: Was born on November 18th 1787 in France. He studied under the first french panorama painter Pierre Prevast. He was the founder of Diorama Theatre in 1822. He is most famous for the Daguerreotype. Which is a process that would cut down the exposure time it took to capture aphotograph. He died in Bur-sur-marne a city outside Paris on July 10th 1851. Daguerre is one of the 72 names ingraved on the Eiffel Tower.

Lemuel Cook (10 Sept 1761 - 20 May 1866) - Revolutionary War veteran who served in the Battles of Brandywine and Yorktown. Upon America's victory, Cook recalled, "Washington ordered that there should be no laughing at the British; said it was bad enough to surrender without being insulted". Photographed in 1864 at 105 years of age; history collected by Joseph M. Bauman.