Making instagram pictures around 1870 took longer time than today. This was due to the simple recording technique. The actual camera was in most cases a person, equipped with colors – similar to the inkjet printer. Only these were not so liquid and were applied with a brush. On this snapshot of Winslow Homer (no relationship to the Simpsons) we see how painstaking it was in the past – before Zack – the grill came on the market. It is not clear how many of the visible animals were needed for transport for the small picnic – how many of them might be used as a later grilling … These stories are easy to remember when you look at the comprehensive and online collection (441143 Exhibits – To a large extent public domain) of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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