Interesting Photo of the Day: A Selfie String From 1935

You may have seen the selfie stick—but have you seen the selfie string? It seems this is how inventive photographers were shooting selfies back in 1935, apparently:

1935 selfie stick string

(Via Imgur. Click image to see full size.)

Pictured here with a fabulous sable collie is John Jard’s grandfather. According to Jard, his grandfather achieved this shot in Ontario, Canada, pretty easily. He tied a piece of string to the camera’s shutter release and simply pulled. It would take another 80-odd years before anyone thought to add a stick to the mix, though.

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2 responses to “Interesting Photo of the Day: A Selfie String From 1935”

  1. AnnieGL7 says:

    I have an old Kodak Autographic No. 2C Junior with a hole in the shutter release lever and also on a small arm that swung out from the bed to guide a string for remote triggering. people have been taking selfies since the beginning of photography.

  2. Fram Dalal says:

    How about the “start-the-timer-and- run-into-position” routine. Not quite in 1935 but pretty common a couple of decades later.

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