George Eastman.
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:
photomuse.org

The 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.

PhotoMuse.org will present new resources in three areas:

  • Exhibitions
  • Collections
  • Education
Only the FIRST SNAPSHOTS exhibition is available at present. The next components of photomuse.org will be online after January 18, 2002.