Throwback Thursday: The first selfie, 1839
The first selfie was taken by Robert Cornelius from Philadelphia, USA with an early photographic process which used an iodine-sensitized silvered plate and mercury vapour. It took between three and 15 minutes of posing to allow the necessary exposure time.
Robert wrote on the back of this photo: “The first light Picture ever taken. 1839.”#tbt #throwbackthursday #selfie