1980s San Francisco Cab Life in the Days Before Uber

Pete Brook for Timeline.com:

These candid photographs by Portland-based photographer Bill Washburn were captured from the dash of his taxi when he worked as a San Francisco cabbie in the early 1980s. Not just a fascinating study of people, these images are also a portal to Fog City before the tech booms and busts—before Uber and Lyft, and before self-driving cars.

Could this be considered the invention of the selfie?