Selfie from 1920!

Quora user Tom Byron has a great-grandfather who was way ahead of his time. Almost 100 years before selfies became a thing, he was taking photos of himself using the best cameras available at the time. Check it out:

This is Tom Byron’s great grandfather, a photography aficionado.

Little did he know, he was making history…

… he was one of the first photographers to take selfies, 100 years before it was cool.

And just in case you were wondering: #nofilter.

Selfies are kind of becoming the thing for 2014. Everyone is getting in on it, from Ellen at the Oscars to David Ortiz with the president. But there’s something about this old-school cool that trumps them all.

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