Historical Figures Who Were Around When Photography Was Invented

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Photography developed as an ability around 1827 - meaning less than 200 years of our vast history could be digitally recorded for future references. Listed below are only a fraction of important historical characters captured on a lens for people to witness their physical appearances.

Nikola Tesla

One of the great geniuses descending from a family with mental issues, he was a famed inventor, futurist and engineer for his time.

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Annie Oakley

Born Phoebe Ann Mosey, Annie’s sensational debut was on Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, becoming the second highest paid actor. Sharpshooting as a child to feed her family, she became publicly known after winning a sharpshooting contest at 15.

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