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Guide to the Carl Lobozza Photograph Collection
1895-1896
 PR 269

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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© 2011 New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Kelly McAnnaney

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on December 13, 2011
Description is in English.

Historical Note

The Kodak camera was marketed to the public in 1889. This invention, with its fixed-focus, as well as Kodak's photo-processing services, simplified photography. Shortly after, in 1890, celluloid film was created. It was lightweight and durable, replacing glass and paper based photography. These advances made photography more accessible to the general public, allowing anyone to be a photographer. The "snapshot" was born, with photographers capturing images of their daily lives, without formal training. These changes also helped to alter the way photography was viewed, increasing the divide between artistic photography and documentary images.