Life in the Long 19th Century, Photographs, Quizzes, puzzles & humour

Photograph: 1839 – The first “selfie” in history?

Could this be the first "selfie" in history? It is an 1839 self portrait of Robert Cornelius (1809 –1893). On the reverse of the photo it reads 'The first light picture ever taken'. What pose would you assume if you thought that posterity might stare back at you for eons into the future? Cornelius was… Continue reading Photograph: 1839 – The first “selfie” in history?

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