Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingCamera View Post
Clive- I think Blansky's point was that even with the advent of the Brownie, although your average factory worker/farm laborer/shopkeeper could now afford to take photos, they chose to take photos selectively - the camera would come out for the family trip, the child's graduation/birthday, moving into the new house, Thanksgiving dinner, and not the "oh look, I picked my nose and THIS came out" mindset of the Instagram generation.
But digital photography didn't really start until the 1980's and instagram much later, so there is plenty of time between 1888 and the 1980's for many non cake events.