- Photography has been around for more than 185 years. Until 1900, it was a challenging chemical process practiced only by the inventive and adventurous. Prior to the beginning of the last century George Eastman changed photography with the introduction of easy to use roll film camera complete with a process that left the photo finishing to others. This Exhibition will attempt to demonstrate many facets of photography during the 20th century, using a display of cameras and photo accessories. Although professional equipment has played a significant role in recording famous events, millions of amateur cameras permitted individuals to record their own piece of Cameras. Several of the items are firsts of their type and represent breakthroughs resulting from the introduction of new technology, often in combination with a new film format. As we embrace the digital revolution, it is extremely important to recognize the contributions of the century past and the importance of film based medium. The cameras, accessories and photographs for this collection have been placed in three sections (early, middle and late) in order to illustrate the progress of photography during the 20th century.