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A very brief history

A variation on this was to use a small sheet of blackened tin plate instead of glass, these were popularly known as tintypes, but correctly called ferrotypes. By the end of the 1870's the glass plate had been perfected in dry form and were available commercially. Photography was entering the public domain. In 1888 an American, George Eastman, created and sold a small pre-loaded camera that took 2.25 inch round paper negatives.

Once the purchaser had exposed the 100 picture roll, it would be returned to maker who would process the pictures, reload the camera and send it pack to the purchaser. The camera was called the Kodak. This then is an outline description of the birth of photography, please enjoy browsing through the collection.

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