These pictures were taken by the first Kodak.
Invented in 1888, this camera was a portable leather box with a roll of film inside, closely resembling the film cameras of the present.
No longer were cameras bulky and stationary. Now they were portable and spontaneous, and snapshots could be taken.
Some scenes were more ordinary than others. In this photo you can see the White House in the background!
To take a photo, all the photographer had to do was point the camera at their subject and trip the shutter.
When the 100 images available in the camera were used up, the whole contraption was shipped to Kodak to have the photos developed.