HOME / Art : The big picture. Say Cheese! A history of the American snapshot. By Mia Fineman|Posted Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, at 11:23 AM Tweet Click here to read a slide-show essay about the history of the American snapshot. . Advertisement . . . . Tweet MYSLATE Save this story. Follow all Art articles. Follow the Arts section. Follow stories by Mia Fineman. MySlate is a new tool that lets you track your favorite parts of Slate. You can follow authors and sections, track comment threads you're interested in, and more. SLATE'S MOST VIRAL Oxford Town, Red Hook, and Every Other Place Bob Dylan’s Ever Sung About, Mapped New Study Tries, Fails to Show Marijuana Use Is Linked to Crime This Is a Blog Post. It Is Not a “Blog.” Mia Fineman is a writer and curator in New York. Click here to load comments.