On this episode of 25 for 25, we explore vacation photographs from the last decade of the nineteenth century made with the Kodak No. 1, the camera that gave rise to amateur photography as we know it. From six surviving snapshots, we learn how new technology expanded the world of the middle class American.
Vacation photographs of Yellowstone National Park and the Cascade Basin of Washington, photographer unknown, 1890-1900. Archives & Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library