These days, there are many types of selfies one can take, but that's mainly thanks to the wide array of apps and cameras with reversible phones that the average person has access to (or rather, a wide distribution of thirst to and from men and women everywhere). Sure, the word "selfie" is closely tied to its originator, the "self portrait," but the terms are even less interchangeable when we take it back to the old days...and we mean the OLD days, like the 1830s, not five minutes ago.

Whether dabbling in daguerreotypes or stunting with a pinhole camera that could be mistaken for a large clock, these ladies and bros are the reason the selfie has flourished ever since back in the day. Respect the originators, including this man Rob Cornelius, who supposedly took the first selfie ever.

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