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First 'Selfie' in World History...
Reaganite Republican ^ | 15 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 02/15/2014 2:08:06 PM PST by Reaganite Republican



He took in in Philadelphia in 1839...




TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; History
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; historic; philadelphia; photograph; selfie
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1 posted on 02/15/2014 2:08:06 PM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: AdvisorB; ken5050; sten; paythefiddler; gattaca; bayliving; SeminoleCounty; chesley; Vendome; ...

***ping***


2 posted on 02/15/2014 2:09:19 PM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

https://www.google.com/#q=artist+self+portraits


3 posted on 02/15/2014 2:14:55 PM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Reaganite Republican

fascinating


4 posted on 02/15/2014 2:16:39 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Reaganite Republican
Reincarnated 150 years later to become the lead singer of the Stone Temple Pilots?:


5 posted on 02/15/2014 2:19:28 PM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Reaganite Republican

Looks like he applied an Instagram filter to it afterwards.


6 posted on 02/15/2014 2:20:36 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Reaganite Republican

Wow—looking 175 years into the past.


7 posted on 02/15/2014 2:21:57 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Little did he know that he was giving birth to an entire genre of soft core pornography.


8 posted on 02/15/2014 2:29:48 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Looks like a slim Elvis in wind


9 posted on 02/15/2014 2:39:24 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Reaganite Republican

I thought for a photograph to be considered a “selfie,” the person depicted had to be “holding” the camera as well. No?


10 posted on 02/15/2014 2:43:01 PM PST by mlizzy ("If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic Adoration, abortion would be ended." --Mother Teresa)
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To: Reaganite Republican

I want to see the first “bunny ears” in a picture.


11 posted on 02/15/2014 2:45:29 PM PST by DManA
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To: Reaganite Republican

When I saw that the topic was the first “selfie” I immediately thought of M.C. Escher. Since Escher was born in 1898 I guess he didn’t predate this photo. But he did demonstrate that a “selfie” doesn’t require a camera!

I was going to attempt to paste his picture into this post, but I decided that the article in which it is embedded is a really good read. The picture to which I allude is a little bit down the page. It will be obvious.

http://levgrossman.com/2010/07/douglas-hofstadter-me-an-effing-great-book/

I read GEB when it was originally published. I had just completed my Masters degree in Computer Science and, unlike Lev, I could understand the technical jargon. One of the nerds I worked with read it twice. I think it helped inspire him to go back to school, get his PhD, and become a professor at the University of Illinois.


12 posted on 02/15/2014 2:52:24 PM PST by the_Watchman
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13 posted on 02/15/2014 2:55:20 PM PST by billorites (nichtarbeit macht frei)
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To: Reaganite Republican
The first photobomb:


14 posted on 02/15/2014 2:57:32 PM PST by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: billorites

I ask, you deliver. Thank you.


15 posted on 02/15/2014 3:01:14 PM PST by DManA
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16 posted on 02/15/2014 3:22:16 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Looks like this photo pre-dates the invention of the comb.


17 posted on 02/15/2014 3:25:49 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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18 posted on 02/15/2014 3:26:28 PM PST by mikrofon (Hey, it was in a History book...)
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I didn’t realize Adam Ant was that old.


19 posted on 02/15/2014 3:26:38 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: billorites

Escher’s selfie is cool.


20 posted on 02/15/2014 3:39:58 PM PST by Loud Mime (Character matters for those who understand the concept)
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