On 2nd of January 1839 the first photo of the Moon was taken by French photographer Louis Daguerre.
In March of that same year, his entire laboratory burnt to the ground, destroying all his written records and much of his early experimental work–and that historical image of the moon. A year later, John William Draper, an American doctor and chemist, took his own daguerreotype of the moonAPS Physics
Today, the moon still provides us with wonderful photographic opportunities.
Taken from Earth and from Space
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