box camera


Definition of box camera

: a box-shaped camera with a simple lens and rotary shutter

Examples of box camera in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The combination of a box camera and a small home darkroom leads to a lot more knowledge than a cellphone camera and editing software. Washington Post, 10 May 2022 Since his earliest memories of picking up a Brownie box camera, Red Huber has always viewed the world through a lens of curiosity and intrigue, but also through a camera lens during decades of work as a photojournalist. Patrick Connolly,, 28 Sep. 2021 His mother, Norma, was an amateur photographer who camped out around the city with a box camera and a flash gun to snap pictures of celebrities. Alex Vadukul, New York Times, 2 Aug. 2021 Eager to try out daguerrotypy, a photography method that had been invented just two months prior, Cornelius set up a large box camera with a lens fashioned from a pair of opera glasses, according to the Library of Congress. Scottie Andrew And Brian Ries, CNN, 21 June 2019 Jacob Riis, a renowned chronicler of urban life at the turn of the 19th century, took photographs around New York City with his box camera to remind people of the cruelty of postindustrial working conditions. Noah Weiland, New York Times, 25 Oct. 2017 This line of box cameras were first released in 1900 for the price of one dollar, writes Rawlings. Kat Eschner, Smithsonian, 21 June 2017 See More

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First Known Use of box camera

1890, in the meaning defined above

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17 May 2022

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“Box camera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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