II-129652.0 | Mrs. George Hague, "Rotherwood Cottage", Metis Beach, QC, copied 1899

 
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Mrs. George Hague, "Rotherwood Cottage", Metis Beach, QC, copied 1899
Henry John Hague
1899, 19th century
Silver salts on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
12 x 17 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
II-129652.0
© McCord Museum
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"You press the button, we do the rest" was the motto, and Kodak pointed out that people could illustrate their own lives, and that such a pictorial history would be valued more and more as time passed. Given the freedom to record whatever they wanted, they obtained more relaxed view of the world and a flood of snapshots was unleashed.

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