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Saturday, August 30, 2014

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Oldest people ever photographed

These are the four of the earliest-born people ever to be photographed. All were born in the late 1740s and lived into their 90s and 100s, long enough to experience the dawn of photography. The three men in the photo all served in the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783), fighting for independence against Great Britain, and would have seen George Washington signed in as first president of the United States in 1789. I find it fascinating to think what they saw through their eyes. They were in their 40s and 50s when Mozart and Beethoven became contemporary composers!

Hannah Stilley Gorby (1746 - 1840/50?)
Dr. Ezra Green (1746 - 1847)
Baltus Stone (1747 - 1846)
Conrad Heyer (1749 - 1856)

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