The first ever “selfie”
“Selfie” has been elected by Oxford dictionnaries as “word of the year”. If they are so popular on social media, they aren’t just a narcissitic trait of our society, they are also tools for empowerment and self-confidence boosts.
But even if #selfie is a viral trend, the phenomenon isn’t new. Here is the according to website Openculture, the first ever selfie, attributed to American chemist Robert Cornelius in 1839.
- October 1839 : The first “Selfie” (retronaut.com)
- The first ever selfie was taken in 1839 (lostateminor.com)
- This is the First Selfie. Ever. (blogs.smithsonianmag.com)
- world’s first selfie – from 1839 (brandflakesforbreakfast.com)
- October 1839 | The first “Selfie” (manuscritosdigitaisblog.wordpress.com)
- Are Selfies a Sign of Our Inner Egotism? (thejakartaglobe.com)
- See The First “Selfie” In History Taken by Robert Cornelius, a Philadelphia Chemist, in 1839 (openculture.com)
- See The First Recorded Selfie In Human History, Taken In 1839 (fastcocreate.com)