World’s first Selfie was taken by Robert Cornelius in 1839. Robert Cornelius, an American photographer, produced a daguerreotype (an image formed on polished silver) of himself in 1839 which is world’s first selfie ever taken. It is also one of the first photographs of a person. Cornelius recorded on the back of the photograph “The first light Picture ever taken-1839.”
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The word selfie was first used online in 2002, on Australian internet forum. 2002 ABC Online (forum posting) 13 Sept. “…And sorry about the focus, it was a selfie.” You can visit the original post on ABC Online.
Photograph taken by Edwardian woman taking her selfie in a mirror in 1900 and first teenage self-portrait taken by Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia in 1914 are also considered first ever selfie.
With the début of the portable Kodak Brownie box camera in 1900, photographic self-portraiture became a widespread technique. Russian Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna, 13 was one of the first teenagers to take her own selfie (picture) using a mirror to send to a friend in 1914. She wrote, “I took this picture of myself looking at the mirror. It was very hard as my hands were trembling.”