Frank Sinatra’s mirror selfie, 1938
Mirror selfies have been all the rage before smartphones allowed us to take the regular selfies we know and love. Smartphones have made it easy to take a selfie anywhere and anytime you want, but before they were around, we took our “selfies” on mirrors with regular cameras. It turns out the very first mirror selfie was taken by non other than music legend Frank Sinatra.
In 1938, 17-year old Frank Sinatra put on his hat and took a photo of himself on the bathroom mirror. This photo is believed to be one of the very first selfies in history. It turns out that even before he became a star, Frank Sinatra was somewhat of a diva – with his hat and his confident posing in front of the mirror.