I was looking something up with regards to security around mobile cameras, and I found this site (must be from 2000) that details the history of the Brownie Camera. Mobile photography isn't quite as new as many of us might like to think. It was very new in 1900 though.

The Brownie Camera @ 100: A Celebration

What I mentioned in the comments here, was that when the Brownie was introduced, it was banned from some public beaches. Sound familier? :)