Was the pinhole camera the first camera?
yes the pinhole was the very first camera invented!
You can make a small pinhole camera with an oatmeal box--this is the traditional pinhole camera body. You poke a very small hole in one end of it. You put a piece of photographic film at the other end, and create a shutter out of a piece of duct tape. You can make a really large pinhole camera by doing the same thing but using your car as the camera body.