To have one's picture taken was formerly a family event; now it is the work of a 456 fraction of a minute in the photographer's chair, while the art of photography is a common amusement for leisure hours.

An amateur photographer's outfit is not very expensive, and is an exceedingly attractive and instructive possession to young and old alike. The negatives taken will be developed by any professional photographer, or may be by the amateur himself, if ingenious enough to prepare the necessary appointments and study the art. For this he must resort to works on photography.