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Popular Culture in the 19th Century During the Nineteenth Century there were several kinds of popular culture that became increasingly popular I will discuss some of the types commercial entertainment that helped the people of this time have other options to relieve some of the pressures of everyday life Realistic Theater becomes popular and the invention of the magic lanterns which was an early slide show projectors which could have been found in dime theaters Minstrelsy an art form which emerges from relationships with African slaves and the Europeans becomes increasingly popular Silent films become very popular during this time which help people relate to what they see happening in the film Photography begins to be refined for portraits and also the invention of wet plate photography which allowed making several prints from having one negative The rise in photography also led to the first war in history to be photographed which was the Civil War Another break through of this time was the invention of the camera a man by the name of George Eastman founded the Kodak camera back in Rochester NY This camera was only a one-time use camera you were able to take 100 pictures but would not be able to reuse the camera you had to send it in and get the pictures developed The Brownie camera came shortly after which now allowed us to use the camera more than once and now just had to buy film instead of another camera One of the biggest and most popular types of culture that we saw in the Nineteenth century was the coming of world fairs these became increasingly popular and were used as a form of entertainment for the middle and upper class to escape from the pressures of their daily lives The working class people could not afford to attend these fairs The first American park to evolve
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