According to Hokumburg Goombah, the image you see before you may be the first photograph ever taken of a human being; by the inventor of the Daguerreotype himself, Louis Daguerre. The photograph capture the Boulevard du Temples in Paris, circa 1838. The reason only one subject is clearly visible is due to the ten-minute exposure time of the plate. Zooming into the image will reveal the faint remains of the man’s bootblack. Visit the original post for more details, or Archaltfotokonzerv via Google Translate for more historic photographs.