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Happy 20th birthday to the camera phone
Independent.ie

It’s hard to imagine a world without selfies.

It is difficult to believe that the first ever mobile phone photograph was only taken 20 years ago.

The first photograph, like so many since, was taken by a proud father of his new-born baby daughter. Sophie Kahn was born on June 11, 1997. During her mother’s labour, her father Philippe had been banished from the birthing suite for a period of time.

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The “Camera-Phone” is 20 years old today
Pocketnow

Philippe Kahn did not manufacture the first real cellphone with an integrated camera. But he was able to cobble together a Motorola StarTAC, a Toshiba laptop, a Casio QV-10 digital camera and a rat’s nest of cables inside of a hospital in Santa Clara, California, to capture the first picture of his newborn daughter, Sophie.

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