So, you thought the selfie was something new? Apparently not! Here is the evidence that people have been taking selfies since the late 1800s – even naked selfies! It’s not just the celebrities of today who love showing off their bods! These photos range from the 1890s to the 1970s, some are self-portraits done with a timer, but lots could have been selfies taken today!
Above: Jack Canary takes a self portrait, 1950s.
Young woman taking a photographic self portrait in Tallahassee, Florida between 1885 and 1910.
Self-portait of Paul Stang, c. 1910
Frances Benjamin Johnston with group of children, c. 1890
Kristian Berge naked self portrait, taken in 1921
Baron Adolphe de Meyer self portrait photograph, 1912
Stella Doblo holding a camera, Gladstone, 1910-1920
Self Portrait of Photgraphers in their Studio, 1890
A boy takes a self portrait photograph using his father’s camera, 1974
Vivian Maier did amazing selfies, since she refused to show or even talk about her work during her life they are the main testimonies of how she saw herself http://smalletbeautiful.wordpress.com/2014/01/28/girls-art/
What a beautiful article- I’m going to have to get my French dictionary out for a few bits but I’ll persevere! Thanks for sharing! x
Thanks Mary, I thought language might be an issue but the pics may speak for themselves 😉