Photographer Robert Cornelius Credited With World's First Selfie c. 1839


We all do it. Even the best of us. Spending up to 20 seconds holding a camera to our beautiful mugs then press a button to capture that "selfie" we had visioned in our heads for last 5 minutes. But a process to take a photo that requires someone up to 15 minutes of statue-still posing, in dangerous environments, around chemicals and then construct a custom camera? Now that’s something you can say is worth bragging about.