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Warwickshire

It may be the must-have smartphone accessory this year. But a photo has emerged that shows the ‘selfie stick’ is not an entirely new invention and is in fact almost 90 years old. An image, taken of a couple in 1926, shows Arnold and Helen Hogg using a stick to take a picture of themselves on the street they lived in Rugby, Warwickshire, just a year after they were married. The photograph, annotated with the words ‘Self Taken, Oct 1926’ is evidence that people were using selfie sticks to capture images of themselves long before the phenomenon was made popular this year by celebrities.