The Daguerreotype process included:
1. Expose copper plates to iodine.
2. Expose plates to light.
3. Develop plates.
4. Fix plates.
5. Rinse plates.
This picture, taken in 1839, was one of the first Daguerre used. The streets look empty because of the long exposure time and the fast moving people. However, there is a man getting his shoes shined on the corner of the street. These two men might have been the first to ever be photographed.