Despite our species having lived for thousands of years, photography is relatively young. It was 125 years ago that Kodak sold its first camera (named "No. 1"). They were large, cumbersome objects that cost the equivalent of $600 in today's money.
A museum is displaying some of the very first photos taken with these cameras. Ordinary people, not professionals, used this equipment for the first time. Here is a sample of those pictures, from the 1890's.
I find them poignant on several levels. What do you think of them? Do you like to take pictures?
(Just kidding with this last one.)