Historical Figures Who Actually Lived Long Enough To Be Photographed

In all our years of history at school, we get used to seeing extravagant pictures of historical figures like George Washington, Helen Keller, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, etc. Still, it’s crazy to think that the oldest known photograph was taken just 27 years after Washington’s death in 1799. When photography came into existence in the late 1820s. It is strange to think that humans have a photographic record that goes back nearly two centuries – to an era before electric lights, women’s suffrage, or modern industry. You may be surprised to see which historical figures have been photographed, this list highlights the most famous names.