This is the very first photo ever uploaded to the internet, in 1992.
The four women in the photo, members of the pop band “Les Horribles Cernettes” were either employees of the CERN institute or related to employees. Back in 1992, the internet was purely used to post text and was used mostly by physicists (like those at CERN) and it was the husband of Michele de Gennaro, one of the women in the photo who took the picture and passed it along to a colleague to upload it in what would later on become the first graphic depiction on the WWW. A tidbit of amusing trivia: the band shares the same initials, LHC with the Large Hadron Collider, of Higgs boson fame.
More about the story behind these women here.

This is the very first photo ever uploaded to the internet, in 1992.

The four women in the photo, members of the pop band “Les Horribles Cernettes” were either employees of the CERN institute or related to employees. Back in 1992, the internet was purely used to post text and was used mostly by physicists (like those at CERN) and it was the husband of Michele de Gennaro, one of the women in the photo who took the picture and passed it along to a colleague to upload it in what would later on become the first graphic depiction on the WWW. A tidbit of amusing trivia: the band shares the same initials, LHC with the Large Hadron Collider, of Higgs boson fame.

More about the story behind these women here.

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    "the Large Hadron Collider, of Higgs boson fame" idk why but I found this really funny
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