web archeology

The First Web Photo Turns 20

First photo uploaded to the Web, 1992. (Courtesy Vice Motherboard)

Next Wednesday, July 18, is the 20th anniversary of the first photograph ever uploaded to the World Wide Web. No, it wasn’t a scanned image from the Vatican archives. According to this story on Vice Motherboard, it was a picture of four women from an amateur operatic society near Geneva, Switzerland, wearing 1950s-style prom dresses and beehive-like hairdos. It’s kind of perfect. Read More