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January 2, 2016

Before the Smartphone, Here Are 11 Fabulous Vintage Selfies of Famous People

Here's a collection of 11 fabulous vintage celebrity selfies from before the invention of the smartphone or the webcam...

Colin Powell posted this image to his Facebook on March 13, 2014 with the caption, "Throwback Thursday - I was doing selfies 60 years before you Facebook folks. Eat your heart out Ellen!" (General Colin L. Powell/Facebook)

This photo provided by Sotheby's shows "Self Portrait (Eyes Closed)" by Andy Warhol. Taken in 1979, it is a large-format Polaroid print. (Andy Warhol/AP Photo)

This undated photo, provided by John McInnis Auctioneers in Amesbury, Mass., shows President John F. Kennedy, right, with his wife, Jacqueline Kennedy, center, and sister-in-law, Ethel Kennedy, left. (John McInnis Auctioneers/AP Photo)

This archival cover of LIFE magazine features a self-portrait by Maj. David G. Simons as he ascends in the experimental balloon Manhigh II on Sept. 2, 1957. In his balloon, Simons had climbed to 101,516 feet, setting a record for the highest manned balloon flight on Aug. 19, 1957. (Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Buzz Aldrin is pictured in this self-portrait during the Gemini XII mission in 1966. (Buzz Aldrin/NASA)

This self-portrait of Robert Cornelius is the first daguerreotype taken in North America. It is believed to be the first photographic self-portrait. (Robert Cornelius/Getty Images)

Ringo Starr used this undated self-portrait from the 1960s for the cover of his book, "Photograph." (Ringo Starr/Genesis Publications)

This undated self-portrait shows Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by his pseudonym, Lewis Carroll. Dodgson was one of a very small number of mainly British amateur photographers who excelled during the early years of photography. He began taking photographs in 1856 and was soon producing far less stilted and artificial portraits, especially of children, than those taken by the vast numbers of professional portraitists of the time. (SSPL/Getty Images)

Gordon Parks, director of 1971's "Shaft," is pictured in this self-portrait from 1948. (Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

In this platinum print photo, entitled "Self Portrait," provided by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark., the photographer Alfred Stieglitz poses in 1907. (Alfred Stieglitz/AP Photo)

Photographer Ilse Bing is pictured in her image, "Self-Portrait in Mirrors," in 1931. The image was used by MoMA to advertise the exhibit "Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography" from 2010-2011. (Ilse Bing/AP Photo)

(via ABC News)


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