Decades-old selfies taken by unknown man on display at Rutgers

Over 400 photo booth images are on display. (3/31/14)

NEW BRUNSWICK - Selfies have taken on a new meaning through a new exhibit at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers.

Over 400 photo booth images are on display. They all feature the same unknown man and were made well before the form of expression became popular.

Curators hope the "Striking Resemblance" exhibit will help them identity the man and his family.

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"You get a real sense of time and his changing and wearing different clothes," says Donna Gustafson. "Sometimes he has a pipe. Sometimes he doesn't. Sometimes his hair is dark to begin with, and then it turns gray. So you sort of watch this man age through the process of these individual images of himself."

The photos begin in the Great Depression and go through the 1960s.

The exhibit will be on display through July 13.

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