“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.
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.