The World’s First Ever Photographs
Top Picture: Nicéphore Niépce’s earliest surviving camera photogrpah circa 1826 “View from the Window at Le Gras (Saint Loup de Varennes, France)”
Bottom Picture: Earliest photograph capturing a living human being. Captured by Louis Daguerre in 1838. "Boulevard du Temple"
It is a view of a busy street, but because the exposure time was at least ten minutes the moving traffic left no trace. Only the two men near the bottom left corner, one apparently having his boots polished by the other, stayed in one place long enough to be visible.