"Zia Marzietta" in a selfie from the 1800s


Comune di Cesena

Comune di Cesena
Cesena, Italy

The first automatic photo-booths, real self-portraits, date back to the second half of the 19th century; they were invented by Conrad Bernitt, who used the BOSCO system. On the container of this small photo in poor condition but very suggestive, it is noted "Aunt Marzietta Varzi (mother's aunt)".


  • Title: "Zia Marzietta" in a selfie from the 1800s
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: 1870
  • Location Created: Unknown
  • Rights: Biblioteca Malatestiana

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