Here's Delightful Evidence Facebook Was Around In 1902
This fragment from the Western Times was just surfaced by the British Newspaper Archive. The Edwardian version sounds a lot more fun.
The latest novelty for wiling the time in a country house is known as a "Face-book." Everyone who comes to stay has to draw a face in the album, however badly, and sign his name underneath. The result is very amusing, and the worst drawings frequently cause the greatest entertainment.