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    Okay, basically what I want to know (As the title says) is what is the picture of the person born furthest from today?

    In other words
    what i'm trying to find is the person with the birthdate that was the longest time ago where we still have a photograph of them.
    For example, are there any pictures anyone knows of from people born in the 18th century (but who lived long enough to get their picture taken)?

    I hope i'm making some sort of sense
    it occurred to me that I don't know this the other day and has been bothering me quite a bit...it's just fueled by natural curiosity...
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    I know that John Adams has been photographed and every president since him has been photographed.

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    John Quincy Adams, mind.

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    googled it
    he looked nothing like the portraits!
    so is there no official mark for this?
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    Supposedly this is (or may be) the first photograph of a person ever:
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    Taken in 1838. The person looks reasonably straight and healthy, so probably isn't very old or very young; could maybe reasonably assume a birthdate very roughly around 1800ish.

    According to Wikipedia, this might be the first photograph specifically of a person:
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    He was born in 1809.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serpentine View Post
    According to Wikipedia, this might be the first photograph specifically of a person:
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    He was born in 1809.
    And a dapper chap he is, too. Born after John Quincy Adams, though.

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    yeah
    quincy adams was born in 1767
    its the oldest i found in about half an hour of googling...
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    I logged in for the first time since 6/24/2012 just to post this

    http://members.nuvox.net/~zt.thegorb...s/hstilley.jpg

    1746 and probably the winner, here's another of a guy from 1749

    http://unitedcats.wordpress.com/2008...st-eyewitness/

    The first white child born in Maine and served in the Revolutionary War, 103 in the picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowHunter View Post
    I logged in for the first time since 6/24/2012 just to post this

    http://members.nuvox.net/~zt.thegorb...s/hstilley.jpg

    1746 and probably the winner, here's another of a guy from 1749

    http://unitedcats.wordpress.com/2008...st-eyewitness/

    The first white child born in Maine and served in the Revolutionary War, 103 in the picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowHunter View Post
    I logged in for the first time since 6/24/2012 just to post this

    http://members.nuvox.net/~zt.thegorb...s/hstilley.jpg

    1746 and probably the winner, here's another of a guy from 1749

    http://unitedcats.wordpress.com/2008...st-eyewitness/

    The first white child born in Maine and served in the Revolutionary War, 103 in the picture.
    My university's history department had... some sort of event or something about these. Apparently there were several and they were all in a private collection that was just recently publicized or something like that.
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    Photographs? Do daguerrotypes (sp?) count or not?
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    Photographs? Do daguerrotypes (sp?) count or not?
    I don't see why not. Most of the above are daguerreotypes anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serpentine View Post
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    Taken in 1838. The person looks reasonably straight and healthy, so probably isn't very old or very young; could maybe reasonably assume a birthdate very roughly around 1800ish.
    There's a person in there? Where?
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    There's a person in there? Where?
    Near the street corner in the bottom left. Actually, there are presumably two - there's one guy getting his shoes polished, and one person polishing them. Note they might not be the only people contained within the frame of the photo, they're just the only ones who stayed in one place long enough to be visible.
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