Oldest Photograph

Oldest Photograph (HMZ53)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19107 Philadelphia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 57.045', W 75° 9.773'

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America's earliest surviving photograph was made here about Sept. 25, 1839. Using a cigar box and crude lens, Joseph Saxton of the U.S. Mint created an image of Central High School (now demolished) shortly after Daguerre had announced his process in France.
HM NumberHMZ53
Year Placed1989
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 9:09pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] CAROLYN MARTIENSSEN  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 486086 N 4422303
Decimal Degrees39.95075000, -75.16288333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 57.045', W 75° 9.773'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 57' 2.70" N, 75° 9' 46.38" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)215, 267, 484
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 749-803 W Baltimore Pike, Philadelphia PA 19107, US
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