justdia
justdia:

Conrad Heyer was born in 1749 and he holds a unique place in American history.  That’s because he was photographed when he was 103 years old.  So that gives him the distinct honor of being earliest born human being ever photographed (until another old photo is discovered).
This means that the photograph was taken roughly around 1852 (note that this isn’t the earliest photos ever taken).

Heyer was reportedly the first white child born in Waldoboro, Maine, then a German immigrant community.

So what did Heyer see that is so incredible?  Well he served in the Continental Army under George Washington during the Revolutionary War, crossing the Delaware with him and fighting in other major battles.

So yes, the man in this photo saw George Washington, the ‘Father of Our Country’, with his own eyes.

justdia:

Conrad Heyer was born in 1749 and he holds a unique place in American history.  That’s because he was photographed when he was 103 years old.  So that gives him the distinct honor of being earliest born human being ever photographed (until another old photo is discovered).

This means that the photograph was taken roughly around 1852 (note that this isn’t the earliest photos ever taken).

Heyer was reportedly the first white child born in Waldoboro, Maine, then a German immigrant community.

So what did Heyer see that is so incredible?  Well he served in the Continental Army under George Washington during the Revolutionary War, crossing the Delaware with him and fighting in other major battles.

So yes, the man in this photo saw George Washington, the ‘Father of Our Country’, with his own eyes.