The Mostly Oldest Picture Of New York

The Mostly Oldest Picture Of New York

“Almost the oldest picture of New York” should be the proper name for this shot. It’s been circulating lately on Twitter with the claim and it’s certainly an impressive shot.

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Believed to be the Earliest Photograph Taken of New York City – Broadway, May 1850  

However, while the following shot isn’t quite as impressive, it is officially the oldest daguerreotype, showing an estate close to Broadway in 1848. The shot recently sold at auction for $62,500. Regardless, both shots are interesting, capturing life close to the dawn of modern photography.

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