Two girls in swimming caps, c 1930.

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Two girls in swimming caps, c 1930.
3 3 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

Description

A snapshot photograph of two girls wearing towels and swimming caps, taken by an unknown photographer in about 1930. They are possibly water polo players since one of them is carrying a ball. 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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© Kodak Collection / National Science & Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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