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The introduction of the Box BrownieYou press the button, we do the rest

Women participate in the Olympics for the first time Paris, 1900 (croquet, golf and tennis)

Queen Victorias reign lasted from 1837 to her death in 1901

This marks the beginning of the Edwardian period.

Old certainties were being lost.1902Alfred Stieglitz organizes "Photo Secessionist" show in New York City, a movement concerned with recognising and embracing photography as a fine art. Acknowledging the possibilities of the contribution of the photographer (through soft focus, dark room manipulation etc) in the creation of the artwork.

End of Boer WarTeddy bear introducedJoseph Conrad publishes Heart of Darkness

Alfred Stieglitz, Spring Showers, 1902

First manned air flight, by Wright Brothers, at Kitty Hawk, N. C, 1903

1904 marked the beginning of the Russo-Japanese war. Woodblock print by Toshihide Migita

1905Russian Revolution takes place caused in part by the Russo-Japanese war.

Einstein proposes his Theory of relativity (E=MC2)

Battleship Potemkin, The Stenberg Bros Film Posters, 1929

1906The Dreadnought Launched

Finland First European Country to Give Women the Right to Vote

1st record broadcast on radio

General strike in Russia followed by first (limited) democratic parliament

Womens Suffrage movement active

San Francisco destroyed by earthquake and fire

Labour Party formed.

Pablo Picasso, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, 1907

Hine, Lewis, Glass Factory, 1908

Lewis Hine hired by US National Child Labour Committee to photograph children working mills, 19091909Plastic invented

Bleriot flies across English Channel

Marinettis Futurist Manifesto