Beach photographers

Made:
c. 1890 in United Kingdom
maker:
Unknown
Beach photographer, about 1890
      A Kodak circular snapshot photograph of a beach photographer with his portable darkroom

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Beach photographer, about 1890 A Kodak circular snapshot photograph of a beach photographer with his portable darkroom
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

A Kodak circular snapshot photograph of a beach photographer with his portable darkroom, taken by an unknown photographer, c. 1890. For many years beach photographers were a common sight at the seaside. They took cheap, often technically poor, 'while-you-wait' portraits as souvenirs.

A Kodak circular snapshot photograph of a beach photographer with his portable darkroom, taken by an unknown photographer, c. 1890.

For many years beach photographers were a common sight at the seaside. They took cheap, often technically poor, 'while-you-wait' portraits as souvenirs.

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
Collection:
Kodak Collection
Object Number:
1990-5036/6004/9
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford