A milkmaid and cows
4 0 c m
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm

A milkmaid and cows

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A snapshot photograph of a milkmaid with a pail over her arm, standing next to two cows. It was taken in the 1930s. Originally a shooting term, the word 'snapshot' was first linked with photography in the late 1850s, when it was used to describe a photograph taken with a brief exposure. Over time, snapshot came to mean any amateur photograph taken with a simple camera. The origins of popular photography can be traced back to George Eastman's [1854-1932] introduction of the first Kodak camera in 1888. Snapshots are informal, personal records of everyday life and experiences.

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