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Oldest known photo of a human found - taken in 1838

A great treasure has been found – it's believed to be the oldest surviving photograph of a person. (Source: WIKIMEDIA/CNN) A great treasure has been found – it's believed to be the oldest surviving photograph of a person. (Source: WIKIMEDIA/CNN)

(WIKIMEDIA/CNN) - A great treasure has been found - it's believed to be the oldest surviving photograph of a person.

The photograph is a street scene in Paris, captured by photography pioneer Louis Daguerre in 1838.

It was published online by Wikimedia.

In the lower left corner, you can see a man who appears to be getting his shoes or boots shined.

The image has been available online before, but a higher resolution version is gaining attention on the internet this week.

It is not the earliest surviving photograph – older images exist, but they only show scenery, not people, because they took so long to develop.

Copyright 2014 Wikimedia via CNN. All rights reserved.

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