If you thought selfies were hip, edgy and technologically savvy, think again.

Self-portraits or selfies have been around since photography became an affordable hobby for millions in the mid 19th century.

For some privileged folks, the craze began even earlier, predating Paul McCartney’s recent claim to have invented the art form. “Most people don’t know that I invented the selfie,” the rock legend told Jimmy Fallon.

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