Oxford Dictionaries recently announced that the 2013 word of the year is “selfie.”
And to celebrate this momentous event, we present to you the world’s first selfie! In 1839, Robert Cornelius went to his backyard and captured the first ever self portrait using the Daguerreotype.
via Lost at E Minor
#history #it occurs to me that my feels about this are actually very similar to the ones I had about that Martian photo #*actual photograph* of *actual alien time period*