It seems like everyone around you is taking selfies including you right? Initially selfies gained popularity with youngsters but with smartphones easy availability and popularity of social media; the trend of selfies has gone viral. Did u know that in the year 2013, Oxford English Dictionary termed the word ”selfie” as the word of the year. The millennial is known as the ‘selfie generation’ that is , preoccupied with both self and image.
If you think that selfie is something that has been invented recently, then you will be shocked to see the selfies taken in the gone by years.
See yourself to believe
The above selfie was clicked by Jackie Kennedy and was dug out by the Presidential historian Michael Beschloss.
The above photograph was unearthed by granddaughter of Sinatra, Amanda Erlinger and exclaimed,” wow, he took a selfie!”. Frank Sinatra clicked this photograph when he was young in a medicine cabinet mirror in his own bathroom.
You all would be surprised to know that Stanley Kubrick before becoming an established photographer was a proficient photographer. When he was shooting for The Shining, the above selfie was clicked by him along with his daughter. Stanley Kubrick thought, that he was clicking his picture , so he is also seen posing in the picture .
Paul and Linda McCartney
Before Linda met Paul she was into photography. In the year 1969, she took this picture of Paul McCartney , their darling Mary circa and herself..
It has been proven by Colin Powell that he was much cooler as compared to the kids of his age group. On Facebook, he upload his own selfie that he clicked proved that he was cooler than kids this generation. He uploaded a self-portrait he took 60 years back with the status, “Throwback Thursday–I was doing selfies 60 years before you Facebook folks“.
100 of years ago, this photograph was taken by this unknown woman who is seen posing in the mirror to show off her outfit and majestic pose.
Known as the pioneer of Photography, Robert Cornelius presented a photograph of himself that was taken back in the year 1839!
We have saved the best for the last. This epic photograph was took in the year 1947. But if you notice closely, you can say that this photograph is an epic photo bomb too.
Thus, we can say that selfies are not trending these days, but there has been many such epic selfies taken years back.