Discovering Your World

Photography became mass entertainment by the 1870s as Americans recorded important events, people and places in their lives. Kodak’s 1888 slogan “You push the button -- we do the rest” described how easy making pictures had become for home photographers.  The 100,000th Kodak camera was made in 1896. The easy-to-use Brownie camera, introduced in 1900, shown nearby, helped Kodak became synonymous with photography.  From public images to private moments, Henderson and Kirkland family members from New York to Brazil show how communicating by images became the norm in the late nineteenth century.