This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 5 °C Saturday 25 January, 2020
Advertisement

Is this one of the oldest selfies in existence?

Bonus: Also see the selfie taken by a teenage girl and shared with her friend… in 1914.

SELFIES HAVE BECOME so popular, the word was added to the Oxford dictionary in August.

(A selfie is defined as “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.”)

But selfies are as old as portable cameras. Possibly the oldest selfie in existence was taken by an early Edwardian woman in 1900 with a Kodak Brownie box camera. Here’s the picture below, from Wikipedia.

image

One of the first selfies ever taken by a teenager and sent to a friend was snapped by Russian Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna in 1914.

She was 13 at the time and wrote to the recipients, “I took this picture of myself looking at the mirror. It was very hard as my hands were trembling.”

Here’s that photo, again from Wikipedia. She’s almost making the now-popular “sparrow face.”

image- Alyson Shontell

The most inappropriate selfies in selfie history>
The Pope is OK with selfies>
Omnishambles, twerk and dad dancing make the Oxford dictionary>

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

Published with permission from:

Business Insider
Business Insider is a business site with strong financial, media and tech focus.

Read next:

COMMENTS (30)