Nowadays, we’re pretty used to being surrounded by cameras 24/7.
Our phones have more computing power than the spacecraft that brought us to the moon, AND they can take some pretty quality high-definition pictures. Of course, things weren’t always this way. When I think about photography in the late 1800s, I often think of those huge square cameras that required a lot of setup and time.
However, there were smaller, stealthier options out there. When Carl Størmer was a teenager, he got his hands on a C.P. Stirn Concealed Vest Spy Camera, which appeared to be a button on his vest. That’s when he took some of the oldest candid photos in existence.