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National Camera Day

From the National Day Calendar: National Camera Day is observed each year on June 29th. This day commemorates photographs, the camera, and their invention. A camera is an irreplaceable tool used to record and replicate memories, events, and people/places. Before the invention of the camera, the only resource to document a vision was a painting. There are very few who can perfectly capture the image of a person or a place in a drawing. The power of a camera provided many with a simple, inexpensive and fast solution.

From Days of the Year: In 1839, Louis Jacques Daguerre took the first fixed image that didn’t fade. He is recognized for his invention of the daguerreotype process of photography. He became known as one of the fathers of photography. His method required 30 minutes of exposure. He named the process – the Daguerreotype. Tintypes were developed in 1856 by Hamilton Smith and decades later, George Eastman invented flexible and unbreakable film that could be rolled. This was the birth of the first Kodak that was offered for sale in 1888.

Continue reading more about the history of the camera.

And, to learn about KODAK, photography, and the legacy of George Eastman, visit their informative website.


Whether you're an old-school film user, prefer the lightweight digital camera, or use your cell phone for all of your photographic needs, chances are you use one method to upload photos onto your blog. Why not take some time today, on National Camera Day, to use your camera to document your collection of quilts. Before you re-fold your quilts, watch this video from National Quilters Circle to learn How to Fold a Quilt to Prevent Damage.

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