Selfies of Historical Significance: Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanova, c. 1913.
“All we know is that, thanks to a new camera and an old impulse, a teenage girl was able to gaze into a mirror, look into her own eyes, and capture her image for posterity.” (via 1913: Duchess Anastasia Takes a Selfie - Megan Garber - The Atlantic)
Londoners seek shelter during WWII in the Aldwych tube station, April 1941.Photograph by Acme News Pictures, Inc.
The Mirror. 1902
Love and barbed wire. Lovers in the Jardin des Tuileries during the occupation of Paris - 1944
Lillian Gish by James Abbe, 1920
Zanzibar │ 1908
Her face adorned with stylish painted circles, a woman holds a pet dik-dik, a type of small antelope.
"Listening to a murder mystery on the radio in a boardinghouse." Photograph by Esther Bubley.