Promoted

The Very First Amateur Photography Was Surprisingly Beautiful

These photos were taken with the first commercial Kodak camera model in 1888-1890.

Although photography came into existence in the 1830s, it wasn’t until the late 1800s that the activity really became accessible. This was thanks to Kodak, who released the first commercial camera in 1888. It was a leather-covered box that didn’t even have a viewfinder. Nevertheless, the device gave people the ability to become amateur photographers and it created fascinating snapshots of everyday life. Here, a few examples of photos taken with the first Kodak.

Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!

 
 

    Contributions

    Here Are The Top Stories
    • The U.S. government is investigating possible unlawful coordination by some airlines to keep prices high ✈️
    • Leaders of the U.S. Episcopal Church, which appointed an out gay bishop in 2003, have voted to let clergy perform religious same-sex marriages.
    • The Women's World Cup final is set: Team USA and Japan will play on Sunday ⚽️
    Get The News App

    Now Buzzing