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Candid street photos from the 1890s

posted by Jason Kottke   Jan 04, 2018

Carl Stormer

Carl Stormer

Carl Stormer

As a young mathematics student in Oslo in the 1890s, Carl Størmer bought a Concealed Vest Camera manufactured by C.P. Stirn — “No Tourist, Artist or Student, Amateur or Professional, should be without this Camera” — and walked the streets of the city, taking surreptitious photos of people he met. Størmer operated the shutter of his buttonhole camera with a string in the pocket of his trousers. (via colossal)