Beds lined up in a military hospital, C 1916.

 
Beds lined up in a military hospital, C 1916.
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm

Description

Snapshot photograph of the interior of a military hospital, taken by an unknown photographer in about 1916. 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 introduction of the first Kodak camera in 1888. Snapshots are informal, personal records of everyday life and experiences.

Image Details

Image Ref.
 
10428680

© Kodak Collection / National Science & Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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