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IN History & Culture ON 16 May, 2016
For the 21st century generation, who with camera and selfie stick is capable enough to hold the memories of each and every moment or capture the evidence of its presence at any location and occasion, selfie isn't a new thing. Yes! The front camera in our smartphone must be the discovery of this era but the idea of taking selfie is ancient. It can be said that selfie had been in trend right since the beginning of 20th century and then was relinquished by our ancestors.
Later, with the evolution of smartphones, we youngsters adopted the idea again in a more advanced and convenient way. But, did we ever think of how the first selfie must have been? Who discovered the idea and which camera was used for capturing the self-portraits? We have all the answers here; the history of selfie and evolution of selfie till the modern era.
Camera makes us smile aand so we all love taking selfies. Now, let's go back in time...
The most surprising thing that can be noticed in the picture is that the first selfie wasn't taken by any style-chic or a bunch of cool boys but by the elderly Newyorkers.
Five gentlemen making efforts to fix themselves in the picture captured it with an antediluvian analog camera by holding it at arm's length. The picture was taken on the roof of Marceau studio on Fifth Avenue, across the street from St. Patrick's Cathedral.
The most amazing fact about the first and memorable photograph was left behind unmentioned. As the first thing is always precious and stored eternally, how can we lose the first selfie then? The picture has been digitized and kept in the museum of New York City's digital collection.
Let's have a glimpse of a few more ancient pictures of self-photography.
Feel free to share this interesting selfie-history with your friends and family.