The camera

Contributed by Virginia Davies

Our chosen object is a camera from Victorian times. We know that Queen Victoria was the first monarch to be photographed and this is an important part of history because for the first time, the people didn't have to rely on portraits and drawings to see what the royal family looked like. Today, the camera has evolved immensely due to huge improvements in technology and now we have digital cameras which fit into the palm of our hands. Photography has become an important hobby for many people and it is enjoyed throughout the world. People everywhere now have access to images from all over the globe which means that we are very aware of events and communities far away. This provides us with important details and evidence of historical events. Families everywhere can record happy occasions and capture memories for future generations providing an important link between the past. present and future.

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