Street photography has captured windows into history across almost two centuries now, and taking a tour through a collection of them is an amazing look at society, individuals, and more and their evolution. Check out this fantastic compilation that shows a photo from every year starting all the way back in 1838.
Coming to you from Guy Jones, this great video is a compilation of street photos from every year starting in 1838 and ending in the present day. I've always personally found the very first photograph quite fascinating. Taken by Louis Daguerre, it was an approximately seven-minute exposure showing the Boulevard du Temple, and due to the long exposure, pedestrians and vehicles didn't show up in the image. However, in the lower left corner, you can see a man getting his shoes shined, his relative stillness allowing him to be visible in the long exposure. It turns out that this is the first ever photograph with a discernible human in it. It is just the start of a very amazing and fascinating tour through both history and photography history, and it's well worth taking the time to watch it. Check it out above.
Note: One small correction concerning the 1906 photograph: this was taken after the 1906 earthquake, not hurricane.