The History of Pinhole Photography (contd.)
Pinhole photography became popular in the 1890s.
Commercial pinhole cameras were sold in Europe, the United
States and in Japan. 4000 pinhole cameras ("Photomnibuses")
were sold in London alone in 1892.
The cameras seem to have had the same status as disposable
cameras today - none of the "Photomnibuses" have been
preserved for posterity in camera
Mass production of cameras and
"new realism" in the 20th century
soon left little space for pinhole
By the 1930s the technique was hardly
remembered, or only used in teaching.
Eastman Kodak Pinhole Camera