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World Photography Day: The story of the first selfie

Are you aware of the history and evolution of selfie which we are clicking daily these days with the help of our mobile phone?

As it becomes a trend to click our own pics, the story of evolution of this Selfie goes back to the early months of 1839 in Philadelphia.

An American amateur chemist and photo enthusiast Robert Cornelius clicked the first photographic self-portrait.

Never ever he thought that what he clicked would be called as selfie in coming times.

As Cornelius set his camera, he took an image of himself in the back of family’s chandelier store and then framed the picture, while clicking the first-ever ‘selfie’.

He mounted a paper on the back of paper and wrote, “The first light picture ever taken 1839”. 

And hence the first selfie came out.

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