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In the 1800s, photographers needed to be skilled chemists to develop photographs themselves, and, as photographs were expensive to produce, they were usually only available to the wealthy.
But on 4 September 1888 American inventor George Eastman received a licence to produce the Kodak, a camera that would go on to change photography forever. Made up of a small handheld box with a lens, containing paper film roll, people would take their own photographs, then send the film to Kodak to develop. However, it wasn’t until 1898 when Kodak created a cheaper camera, called the Brownie (pictured), that photography became easier and more affordable. Discover more at the National Science and Media Museum.