Skip to comments.New England man had oldest birth date ever to be photographed
Posted on 05/30/2014 4:00:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Conrad Heyer crossed the Delaware with Washington... was born in 1749 and was 103 when he was photographed, He was the earliest born man in history to have been photographed. Heyer crossed the Delaware River with George Washington in 1776.
Conrad Heyer was born in 1749 and was 103 when he was photographed, He was the earliest born man in history to have been photographed. Heyer crossed the Delaware River with George Washington in 1776.
New Englander Conrad Heyer was born in 1749 and was 103 when he was photographed.
According to the Maine Historical Society, Heyer may be the earliest born human being ever photographed. He is also the only U.S. veteran to be photographed who crossed the Delaware River alongside George Washington in December 1776.
This only photograph of Heyer, which was taken roughly around 1852 (but not the earliest photograph taken), is a significant discovery.
Heyer appears to have been the first white child born in Waldoboro, Maine, which was then a German immigrant community.
Heyer served in the Continental Army under Washington during the Revolutionary War; he crossed the Delaware with the first president and fought in several major battles.
Records indicate that Heyer saw George Washington, the 'Father of Our Country', with his own eyes.
(Excerpt) Read more at newmarketpressvt.com ...
Meet Conrad Heyer, Born 1749: The Earliest Born Person Ever to Be Photographed -- DL Cade -- May 20, 2014 -- petapixel.com
he looks pissed off.
they told him to stop smoking, drinking and eating bacon and eggs...........
My guess is no teeth. People with no teeth are probably not big smilers.
Easier to understand that statement than the headline.
and to get a smoke enema
In those days, looking pissed off in a photograph was the norm.
You would be too if you'd been getting AARP junk mail since 1799.
“he looks pissed off.”
Obviously, he could see into the future.
Earliest known photo of a human.
He lived in the period that I would prefer to have lived in.
Old enough to experience the Revolutionary passions, and then the war, and out of it (or dead) before the the 1850s.
America’s greatest generations.
“Heyer crossed the Delaware River with George Washington in 1776.”
You’d be pissed off too if you were running from the limeys most of the time.
Along the same lines here is the first photo taken from space (1946, camera attached to a captured German V2 rocket) ...
I hate it when writers keep repeating info.
In this case, definitely happened with “crossing the Delaware”.
Anyway, very neat.
At 103 any patriot is allowed to be pissed, mad or not much to smile about. That’s a significant age to reach for his era.
Thank you! Now I know what to ask for my birthday!
The man is old - I mean, old. Teeth or not, mouths and every other bit of skin tend to recede inward.
That was because taking a photo took a long time. People couldn’t hold smiles for minutes at a time.
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