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History of Women

The Strange Tale of the First Selfie Queen

Was the Countess of Castiglione creating art or a self-obsession?

The Countess of Castiglione, Pierre-Louis Pierson, c. 1863/66 | Public Domain

We all know someone who litters their social media with selfie after selfie. And most apply enough filters to look like the inchoate love child of an anime character and a cyborg.

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