Paul Nadar, Place de l'Opera, Paris, 1890.
Kodak snapshot, 1890.
Albumen silver print.
Collection George Eastman House, Rochester.
The site for
this exhibition and all collaborations between the George Eastman
House and the International Center of Photography will be found
at a new website:
First Snapshots: At Home and Abroad
is the third in the collaborative series organized
by ICP and the George Eastman House, Rochester. It offers a sampling
of original Kodak snapshots from the 1880s and 1890s. Chosen from
the collections of the two museums, these photographs provide an
informal self-portrait of American families in everyday domestic
settings and on world travels. Such images recall the moment when
photography, until then a difficult and time-consuming process,
became a universally accessible pastime.
will present new resources in three areas:
Only the FIRST SNAPSHOTS
exhibition is available at present. The next components of photomuse.org
will be online after January 18, 2002.