TIL – in 1852, Conrad Heyer sat for a Daguerreotype at the age of 103, becoming one of (if not the) earliest born people photographed. Born in 1749, he fought in the Revolution under George Washington’s command.

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Likely the earliest born person to be photographed -whilst alive. Otherwise Tutankhamun beats him by many centuries.


How the heck did people live past 100 in those days?! They ate lead for breakfast and had no modern medicine 😲


He wasn’t even particularly young in the Revolution.


He looks like George Washington.


That’s an impressive age for someone in the 1800’s.