The word “selfie” was the Oxford Dictionary word of the year in 2013, but the practice is much older than that. Much older – many consider the first selfie to be this photo of Robert Cornelius from 1839.
Years later, cameras came to phones and not long after that were used to photograph their owners. We don’t know which bathroom mirror was used to take the first cameraphone selfie, but we know we’ve come a long way since.
The bathroom mirror trick was needed because phones had only one camera back then. Some even had fewer – the Sony Ericsson T68i camera was an external add-on….
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