Knife grinder

Made:
c. 1890 in United Kingdom
maker:
Unknown
Knife grinder, about 1890
      A Kodak circular snapshot photograph of a knife grinder pushing his handcart down a street

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Knife grinder, about 1890 A Kodak circular snapshot photograph of a knife grinder pushing his handcart down a street
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

A Kodak circular snapshot photograph of a knife grinder pushing his wooden cart, taken by an unknown photographer, c. 1890. The man's name 'Ambrose Harris' is painted on the front of his cart.

A Kodak circular snapshot photograph of a knife grinder pushing his wooden cart, taken by an unknown photographer, c. 1890.

The man's name 'Ambrose Harris' is painted on the front of his cart.

The photograph was taken with the Kodak camera - a simple, leather-covered wooden box designed for amateur use, which produced circular snapshots two and a half inches in diameter. The camera was sold pre-loaded with film, when the whole film had been exposed the camera was sent back to Kodak who developed it, returning the prints and the reloaded camera.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1990-5036/6003/16
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford