Here’s the Best “Selfie” Photo Ever Taken!

Believe it or not, it hasn’t always been so easy to snap a selfie. A photograph, roughly 100 years old, recently surfaced revealing what lengths some individuals would go to in order to capture that perfect self-portrait. It’s definitely interesting to see what an early 20th-century photographer came up with to include himself in the photo.

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Redditor KevlarYarmulke shared an image featuring an early version of the “selfie” on Reddit. The photograph, which is simply dated as 1900s, features a family of four, pictured among the foliage likely surrounding their home — a common image in the U.S. throughout the early 20th century. Not so common is the placement of an ornate mirror, perched up on a tree stump in such a way that the photographer can be seen in its reflection.

Self-portraits, or “selfies” as we tend to refer to them today, were not all that uncommon throughout history, however the methods for which self-portraits are captured have obviously become significantly simpler.

(via Fstoppers)