Rufus Porter was an artist and inventor who was a miniature portrait painter. He used a “camera obscura,” or pinhole camera, that used a lens to focus light against a mirror under the hood of a wooden box, focused onto glass that can be traced onto paper. Try it at home with all of the parts you need in the bag. This activity is for older children or children who have help from an adult.
Thank you Rufus Porter Museum for this awesome To-Go bag!