Selfie is Word of the Year – here’s a famous historical selfie


The folks at the Oxford Dictionary have bestowed the honor of ‘Word of the Year’ on Selfie. That popular term for creating an image of yourself by holding your smart phone up and snapping away, or using a mirror. New word? Sure. New concept? Hardly. Below is an example of a famous Selfie from 1889 – Van Gogh’s iconic “Selfie with Bandaged Ear”. Evidently Vincent had been using his iPhone so much that it caused his ear to become irritated and require bandaging.

Vincent Van Gogh Selfie with Bandaged Ear
Vincent Van Gogh
Selfie with Bandaged Ear
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3 thoughts on “Selfie is Word of the Year – here’s a famous historical selfie

  1. Furthermore, in VG’s continued, maddening pursuit of Selfies, he inadvertently grabbed his shotgun for his final “shot”. Oh, he definitely “snapped”.

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