1889

Vintage selfie history
32 vintage selfies you probably have never seen

These vintage selfies, several of which date back to the 1800s, prove that the desire to capture our own images has been around for a long time. Here’s how people took self-portraits with old cameras long ago!

Fainting spell with boy scout - Antique card
Fainting as fine art (1889)

Now, how does a woman faint? I declare I don’t know. I have seen the interesting phenomenon a few times, but the trouble is there’s so much excitement that a man forgets to take observations.