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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

First ever selfie by Robert Cornelius in 1839


Amateur chemist and photography enthusiast Robert Cornelius (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Cornelius), from Philadelphia, took the self-portrait in his family's silver-plating shop in the city.
There was no remote shutter release on the primitive camera - a Daguerreotype invented by Frenchman Louis Daguerre - so Robert had to scamper in front of the equipment after removing the cover on the lens.
He wrote on the back of the photo: "The first light picture ever taken. 1839."

Robert's picture is kept in the Library of Congress in Washington DC.

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Thanks mirror.co.uk for the contents
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http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/first-ever-selfie-amazing-pic-3218544



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