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Portable and box camera obscuras from our collection.
Wooden Camera Obscuras
Metal Camera Obscuras
Camera Obscuras with the Lens at the Top
Cardboard Camera Obscuras
A French Artist's Camera with supplies
Vermeer's Camera, a 1934 teaching camera
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In 1900, Eastman took mass-market photography one step further with the Brownie , a simple and very inexpensive box camera that introduced the concept of the snapshot . The Brownie was extremely popular and various models remained on sale until the 1960s.

A camera is a device which enables the recording of still and moving photographs within seconds. Without the camera, it was not possible to capture and preserve good memories.

The camera was first designed by Joseph N. Niepce, a retired French Military Officer. He invented his first camera in 1826 in France. This camera was known as "Obscura", comprising of two wooden boxes out of which one box had a lens and the other had a screen, which was green in colour. He then invented a diaphragm, which helped in the clarity by sharpening the image.

The first discovery of the camera was made by a German Mathematician, Friedrich Risner. As there were more and more developments in the technology of the camera, this led to improvement in the quality of pictures, film, flash and colour pictures. With all these improvements and the developments in the camera, today we are able to see our past in our present.

Alhazen invented the first Pinhole Camera, also known as "Camera Obscura". It made people aware of the true reason as to why the image was often upside down. Joseph N. Niepce made the first photographic image. Joseph's main idea was to capture the image by making the light draw the picture.

With many inventors, there was a development of modern photography. In 1829, it was Louis Daguerre, who in partnership with Joseph N. Niepce, made a major improvement in photography. However, soon after the death of Joseph N. Niepce, Louis took over the charge to develop photography, which was named after him as the daguerreotype. He, together with the son of Niepce, sold the rights to the government of France. He quickly gained wide popularity and subsequently, there were as many as seventy photo studios developed in the city of New York.

Wet Plates Negatives

In the era of 1800, centaury wet plates negatives came into existence. Solutions of collodion were used. A wet plate was created by using a silver salt, which was coated over the glass. It is called a negative wet plate. There was just one disadvantage of the wet plate; the images were made to be developed before the emulsion could dry up.

Dry Plate Negatives

Here, instead of a solution, a dried solution of gelatin was spread over the dry plate. It was much easier to store these plates for a considerable period, as it did so without drying up. These plates had a capacity to absorb light rapidly, which is evident in today's cameras.

Colour Photographs

In the 1940's, films were created using three dye layers that combined to form a colour image. In addition, a modern process was used to create colour photograph's using dye colours.

Some Images from our collection
Trade Cards with Camera Obscuras
Lost UK Seaside Camera Obscuras
Other Lost UK Camera Obscuras
Lost US Seaside Camera Obscura
Lost US Park Camera Obscuras
Other Lost US Camera Obscuras
No, it's not a camera obscura

Choose a bright day to show off your new gizmo. It takes a while for ones eyes to get used to the dark so, before someone comes round, roll the blind down, stick a piece of insulation tape (shutter) over the lens and dimly light the room to allow peoples eyes to get used to the dark.
Invite them in and whilst their eyes are adjusting tell them all about, Mo ti, Aristotle, Al-Habn, Isaac Newton etc. Then take the 'shutter' off the lens and 'voila' something to chat about in the pub!

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