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  • Photographs made with simple cameras without artistic pretensions or commercial considerations; beginning especially in 1888 with the appearance of the first roll film box camera. Snapshots thus are often recognizable in that they were processed not by the photographer but by a commercial concern.

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  • Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus

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  • UF Snapshot

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28 Archival description results for Snapshots

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Man on motorocycle

Item is a photograph of a man riding a motorcycle in front of a building named 'Venoome Garage'. Inscription on verso reads, 'Alexander - 0 5/8, Algoma - .02 3/4, Astoria Rowyn - .02, Buffcon - .02, Fed. Kirk - .02, Halcrows - .02 3/4, Lamb Pont - .01 3/4, L. Tilarm - .02, Marokik - .0 3/4, South Tub - .02 1/4, Sub. Cont. - .04

Prince of Wales

Item is a photograph of a car on crowded street. Inscription in black ink on back of card reads, 'The prince of Wales Leaving (illegible) Nov. 1919', written over inscription in pencil, illegible.

First visit to Canada

Item is a photograph of a building and two blurry figures in foreground. Inscription in black ink on back of photograph reads, 'First visit to Canada and (illegible) of Edward Prince of Wales, 1919.', written over illegible inscription in pencil.


Item is a photograph of a man and a woman sitting outside. Inscription reads, 'These are ones Pete took - all blurred etc. - after a hard night - she was obviously weak'

Kodak Brownie Flash 20 Camera

Item consists of a camera that has a blue plastic molded body and a direct vision optical viewfinder. It features a built-in flashgun for cap less flashbulbs. The camera offers 3 aperture settings for different lighting conditions and takes 2.25" x 2.25" exposures on 620 film.

[Photographs from a Kodak No. 1 camera]

Item consists of twelve snapshots taken with the Kodak No. 1, the first rollfilm camera under the name "Kodak". Subjects include a house in a forest, a group of women posing in front of the house, a man walking by the house, cows, and men playing cricket or baseball. The images are round on a white background with a black border and gold gilded edges. On the back of one photograph is handwritten in pen "Set 2.00" on a piece of masking tape.

[Portrait of a young woman, outdoors]

Item is a cream coloured bi-fold card (3 flaps) with the embossed drawing of a viking ship on the top left of the outer flap. Inside, a photograph of a young woman outdoors, smiling, and leaning against a pile of metal or concrete tubes, with shipping crates behind her in the distance. On the mat around the photograph, embossed in brown, "H.A. Osborne/ PENTANGUISHENE,/ ONT."

Osborne, H.A.C.

[Family portrait, outdoor rural setting]

Item is a photograph of a man holding a child on his knee and a woman standing next to him, outside a house with a view of a field in the background. The photograph is very informal, with the man looking down and away from the camera. A screen door to the house on the right of the photograph reveals an adult holding the arm of a child, the hand pressing against the screen.