On 19th August 1839, it was announced by the French government that, Daguerreotype, a photography process developed by Louis Daguerre would be a gift “free to the world”. Daguerre was a French artist regarded as one of the fathers of photography. His collaboration with Nicéphore Niépce, an inventor who had produced the oldest surviving camera photograph, resulted in the Daguerreotype.
The world's first disposable camera was developed by A. D. Weir at Photo-Pac in 1949. The cardboard device could shoot 8 photos and could then be mailed to the company at Dallas. The prints would arrive in a week. [more...]