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Gloucester Selfie, circa 1940

a8567_021wm NanaScalesAlice Curtis made this selfie in her bedroom mirror about 75 years ago. It probably wasn’t Gloucester’s first selfie, but I’ve never seen an older one. Today’s selfie is defined as taken with the photographer’s arm, and no mirror, tripod, or self timer used. Some say a cell phone camera must be used. I say hogwash, and enjoy the photographer who made 7,000 of my historic negatives. Alice was a pioneer in many ways.

Thirty five and some years later, about 1975, I photographed my maternal grandmother, Jennie Lee (Mitchell) Scales reflected in her bedroom dresser mirror. I think the comparison of the two photos is amazing.

A Selfie of Friendship and of Hope

My friend Al Bezanson visited me at Rehab, where I made my first "selfie." Between us, on his cell phone, is Al's bride Phyllis in her 20's. Al was in Gloucester to work on his schooner Green Dragon for spring launching. It's always a pleasure to see Al and Phyllis in the gallery, and at their summer digs on Rocky Neck over a bottle of rum. I made a promise to myself to sail the Green Dragon this summer, and take another selfie of us at the wheel.

My friend Al Bezanson visited me at Rehab, where I made my first “selfie.” Between us, on his cell phone, is Al’s bride Phyllis in her 20′s. Al was in Gloucester to work on his schooner Green Dragon for spring launching. It’s always a pleasure to see Al and Phyllis in the gallery, and at their summer digs on Rocky Neck over a bottle of rum. I made a promise to myself to sail the Green Dragon this summer, and take another selfie of us at the wheel.

Thank You GMG Readers for Sharing Your Pet’s Selfies!

All are adorable and sweet and obviously beloved (even Melissa’s uhhh-humm sauced-looking kitty), and all are very, very fortunate to have such loving, caring families to look after them. Thank you everyone for sharing your pet’s selfies!

My master may have taken this after a wild Saturday night...submitted by none other than Melissa Cox.

My master may have taken this after a wild Saturday night…submitted by none other than Melissa Cox.

Joanne Souza's Kali

Joanne Souza’s Kali

Maggie from Allison

Maggie from Allison

Lily and George submitted by Allison

Lily and George submitted by Allison

Puppy Lola sent in by Wendy Whalen

Puppy Lola sent in by Wendy Whalen

Susan Canning's Mae

Susan Canning’s Mae

Joanne Mark's Mae

Joanne Mark’s Mae

An d last, but not least is Rita Stapulonis's Napu

And last, but not least, is Rita Stapulonis’s Napu

Kathy Power's Wulla

Kathy Power’s Wulla

Kathy Powers’s Wulla just makes it in with the comment, “I may be a little late, but am sending in Ri’s shot.  She was “J’s Rollo” in her racing days, but is now my couch potato.”

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Send Us Your Pet’s Selfie!

Pet Selfies from Pepper, Kali, and The Boss

More Pet Selfies (Sort of!)

Send Us Your Pet’s Selfie!

Rosie Selfie.-Recently Paul Frontier put out a call for selfies, which got me thinking about selfies in general. I love seeing people’s selfies, and as an artist (the original self-portrait-makers!) I would love to see even more selfies.

Rosie SelfieI asked my sweet terrier Rosalicious if she’d consider making a selfie and promised for her efforts that we’d post hers on Good Morning Gloucester. She jumped at the opportunity for the extra attention and gave it a whirl with my cell phone (she’s not that good at it but I don’t have the heart to tell her so, and besides, a promise is a promise).

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The above selfie is her ‘best of the bunch’ I think. It reminds me of Mariah Carey’s #Beautiful video, featuring Miquel, where Mariah is bathed in ethereal late day light.

Send to kimsmithdesigns@hotmail.com your pet’s selfie between now and Tueday and I will post them this week.

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