From the page:
This photograph of Boulevard du Temple in Paris was made in 1838 by Louis Daguerre, the brilliant guy that invented the daguerreotype process of photography. Aside from its distinction of being a super early photograph, it's also the first photograph to ever include a human being. Because the image required an exposure time of over ten minutes, all the people, carriages, and other moving things disappear from the scene. However, in the bottom left hand corner is a man who just so happened to stay somewhat still during the shot - he was having his shoes shined.
I'd have thought there are two persons: the shoe-shine boy and his customer.
really cool :)
eerie.. one man on an empty street
i just find it rather compelling
bigger pic here
Wait, what about the shoe-shiner?
His patience gave him eternal life. Well, after a fashion.
First Ever Photograph of a Human Being
10 minutes of exposure : most everyone else disappeared...but this, the first persons to be photographed...