It’s Photo Fun Fact Friday!

The term “selfie” is a term that we became familiar with back in 2002 by millennials but self portraits have been around for centuries. According to the Library of Congress, the first self portrait taken in the U.S. was in 1889 by a man named Robert Cornelius.

And in 1966, Buzz Aldrin took a self portrait in space while he was on the Gemini 12 mission.

References: Waxman, Olivia B. (2017). Celebrate Selfies with 5 Self Portraits that Made History. Retrieved from:,family’s%20chandelier%20store%20in%201839.

About Catherine Smith Photography

Hello there! My name is Catherine Smith. I am a portrait (both humans and animals) and wedding photographer located in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. I love to help capture those special moments in a natural setting. I work with natural light and the location is your choice. Photographs can also be done at my studio located in Cottage Grove or a combination of both. Thanks for taking the time to check out my website. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or to set up an appointment. View all posts by Catherine Smith Photography

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