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May 27, 2015

By being born in 1749, he may very well be the earliest born human being ever photographed.


The fine gentleman above is Conrad Heyer, this picture was taken circa 1852.
He was approximately 103 when photographed, having been born in 1749. He was reportedly the first white child born in Waldoboro, Maine, then a German immigrant community. He served in the Continental Army under George Washington during the Revolutionary War, crossing the Delaware with him and fighting in other major battles. He eventually bought a farm and retired to Waldoboro, where he happily regaled visitors with tales of his Revolutionary War exploits until his dying day. The World’s First Eyewitness? | Doug's Darkworld

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 27, 2015 9:25 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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At 103, he looks like he could load and fire a musket, and hit what he was aiming at.

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