Imgur User Posted an 80-Year-Old Selfie

He asked the other users if they thought it was the original selfie.

Imgur user writes. The photograph shows a teenager, who photographs himself with the help of a string, tied to the shutter release. The post had more than a million views in two days.

As a result, many media shared this image as ‘the oldest selfie in the world’, however, as Huffington Post says, “while the user’s grandfather’s creativity is to be applauded, the accolade of selfie pioneer currently goes to Robert Cornelius”, whose selfie taken in 1839 is widely believed to be the world’s first.

My Grandpa controlling his camera with a string connected to the shutter release. Ontario, Canada. Roughly 1935.


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