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It turns out the selfie is not a sign of humanity's recent cultural devolution into the banality of narcissism! It's been around for much longer. A 16th-century German man kept a portrait journal of sorts, keeping track of his various elaborate outfits for decades with captions like: "This is when I began to be fat and round," and "On the 20th August, 1535, when people in Augsburg began to die. 38½ years old."