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List of photographic subjects born in the 1700s[edit]

This is a list of people identified as being among the earliest photographic subjects, sorted by date of birth.

Early photographic portraiture processes[edit]

The first widely available photographic portraiture technique was the daguerreotype, invented in 1839 by Louis Daguerre. Tens of thousands survive today in public collections. The first paper negative process, in which more than one copy could be produced, was the calotype, invented in 1841 by William Henry Fox Talbot. The photographic era had begun. The question is, which sitters that we can document today hold the distinction of being the earliest born human subjects for which photographic likenesses survive?

How old?[edit]

If a centenarian was photographed shortly after the invention of these processes, it is possible that the earliest born human subject with a photographic likeness could have been born in the 1730s.

Photographic subjects born in the 1700s[edit]

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Image Who Dates Country Photographer Process Date of image Where held
Albert Gallatin.jpg Albert Gallatin, Swiss-American politician and diplomat 29 January 1761 – 12 August 1849 USA Mathew Brady Sixth plate daguerreotype, gold toned between 1844 and 1849 Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division[1]
Gen. Hugh Brady.jpg Hugh Brady, general 29 July 1768 – 15 April 1851 USA Mathew Brady Half plate daguerreotype, gold toned between 1844 and 1851 Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division[2]
Lyman Beecher - Brady-Handy.jpg Lyman Beecher, Presbyterian minister, father of Harriet Beecher Stowe 12 October 1775 – 10 January 1863 USA Mathew Brady Glass, wet collodion between 1855 and 1863 Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division[3]
William Yarrell (1784-1856).jpg William Yarrell, zoologist 3 June 1784 – 1 September 1856 England Unknown 'Hand-tinted photographic portrait' 1840 unclear[4]
Louis Daguerre 2.jpg Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre, photographer 18 November 1787 – 10 July 1851 France Jean-Baptiste Sabatier-Blot Daguerreotype 1844 George Eastman House, Rochester, New York
Roger S. Baldwin, Governor of Connecticut 1793-1863[5] USA Mathew Brady Daguerreotype between 1844 and 1860 Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division[6] George Eastman House, Rochester, New York
Rev. Henry Anthon by Mathew Brady.jpg Rev. Henry Anthon, clergyman 1795-1861[7] USA Mathew Brady Daguerreotype 1843 or earlier Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division[8]


George Edmund Badger (Mathew Brady).jpg George Edmund Badger, Senator from the state of North Carolina. 17 April 1795 – 11 May 1866 USA Mathew Brady Half plate daguerreotype, gold toned between 1844 and 1860 Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division[9]

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Category:Photographic processes dating from the 19th century Category:19th-century photography