Historic Moments Photographed For The First Time Ever

By | February 19, 2017

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In a world where you can just pick up your phone and take a picture, it is hard to imagine a time when photographs didn’t exist. The idea of a device capable of capturing images floated around since the 11th century, but it wasn’t until 1814 that the first photograph was clicked by Joseph Nicephore Niepce. After years of perfecting the camera, our generation can now look back at some historic moments that were captured for the first time ever.

First photo of a Presidential Inauguration, 1857

By 1857, seventeen Presidential Inaugurations would have already been held. However, the inauguration of the 15th president of the United States, James Buchanan, went down in history as the first one to ever be photographed.

First successful glider flight, 1894

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In 1894, Otto Lilienthal took a leap of a lifetime and became the first person to make a successful glider flight. The image shows Lilienhal in-flight as he glides towards the base of a slope while the moment is witnessed by dozens of spectators.