The Fun Firsts

Cee’s Friday Funny Finds – Week of June 26

Cee posted some Funny finds at her site and heaven knows I have tons of those myself, so I decided to post some fun finds instead- and in searching I came across these articles about the first in photographs.

These are a selection of photographic firsts- first selfie, first picture of the Sun the picture of lighting and the first hoax.

I’ve also included a clip of the earliest recording of music to exist.

I think it’s fun to look back on these- enjoy!


Robert Cornelius- first self portrait photograph. Taken in 1839 and even though it is a selfie he managed to keep his tongue in his mouth.

First Hoax Photo and it did not rely on photoshop!

” Self Portrait of a drowned man”. 1840, France.

First Photograph of the sun.

1845 Paris, France

First photograph of lighting.

1882, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, USA

This is the earliest recording of music known to exist.

In 1888 a recording of Arthur Sullivan’s song ‘The Lost Chord’ was etched onto a phonograph cylinder.

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