Sources tout the photograph above as the very first to show a human. This Daguerreotype — the first commercially successful photographic process — was taken by Louis Daguerre in 1838 “and is a view of the Boulevard du Temple in Paris; this type of image was achieved by exposing a chemically treated plate for ten minutes.” Continue reading to see more photographs of the streets of London during the 1870s.

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