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Young man with box camera, c 1900.

Young man with box camera, c 1900.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm


A man wearing a bowler hat, jacket and pin-stripe trousers, holding a box camera. These cameras were extremely simple to use, even for children. Literally a cardboard box with a wooden end, they took perfectly good photographs, and made photography more accessible for non-professionals.

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