An original Kodak camera, created in 1888, the first camera to use rolls of film instead of platesEastman Dry Plate and Film CompanyView Full Item in National Museum of American History
George Eastman invented flexible roll film and in 1888 introduced the Kodak cameras shown to use this film. This camera is now known as the Original Kodak and it took 100 exposure rolls of film that g…
Portrait of George Eastman, inventor of the film roll and founder of the Eastman Kodak CompanyNadar, Paul 1856-1939View Full Item in Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Historic Images of the Smithsonian George Eastman (1854-1932) founded the Eastman Kodak Company in 1888. Eastman popularized the use of roll film and helped make photography a mainstream hobby. Portra…
An early Kodak advertisement featuring their first slogan “You press the button, we do the rest”KodakView Full Item in Duke University Libraries
Sheet music for an 1898 song called “Taking the baby’s picture”Plass, Wm. HView Full Item in Music Division. The New York Public Library
Dedication: Respectfully dedicated to Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Wilson, Detroit, Mich. Hand writing on cover: Blanche & Laura Griffin. On cover: Baby.
Advertisement geared to women for the Kodak “Brownie” cameraKodakView Full Item in Duke University Libraries
Photograph of members of the Los Angeles Camera Club on an outing to photograph Lincoln ParkView Full Item in Los Angeles Public Library
Members of the Los Angeles Camera Club on a photography excursion to Eastside Park (now Lincoln Park). LAPL00047682
Advertisement for a novelty squirt-gun shaped like a camera sold at the World’s Fair in 1904View Full Item in Missouri History Museum
1905 Kodak advertisement promoting the use of their cameras on vacationsKodakView Full Item in Duke University Libraries
An issue of “The American amateur photographer and camera & dark-room” from 1907View Full Item in University of Michigan
Title from cover. Issued also on microfilm from The Center for Research Libraries and Research Publications. Merged with: Photo beacon, to form: American photography. Formed by the union of: American…
Kodak advertisement from 1910 showing a child taking a picture of his grandfatherKodakView Full Item in Duke University Libraries
Child taking picture of Grandfather.
Patent for a machine to print photographs on paper from 1912Loving, Roy RView Full Item in UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Patent for a new and improved Photographic Printing Machine. The device allows for accurately positioning negative to contact accurately with printing paper. 2 Sheets, 4 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Film cartridge boxes for the Kodak V.P. Autographic camera from 1915Eastman Kodak Company, Clark, Charles AsaView Full Item in Minnesota Historical Society
Box containing a film cartridge for a Kodak V.P. (Vest Pocket) Autographic camera, owned by Charles Asa Clark of Saint Paul, Minnesota, circa 1915.
Cigarette card illustration showing a man taking a photograph of a young lady in a bathing suitView Full Item in George Arents Collection. The New York Public Library
I. Rutter & Co. - Mitcham's cigarettes - England.
Photograph of a camera club showing men and women using various types of camerasClark, JoeView Full Item in UNT Libraries Special Collections
Photograph of a camera club atop a hill. Men and women of different ages set up and use many different types of cameras. Two boys play with a net on the hill. This photo is a mirror image of another i…
Aerial photograph of the Eastman Kodak Company factory in 1922New York (State). Education Dept. Division of Visual InstructionView Full Item in New York State Archives
Aerial view of the Kodak Park Plant of the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, Monroe County.
The Kodak Vanity Series camera, which came in different colors and was marketed specifically to womenView Full Item in The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
The Eastman Kodak Camera Company of Rochester New York introduced its Vanity Series of Cameras in 1928. The company hoped the fashionably colored exterior of the camera would be a must have for the ne…
An exhibit at the New York World’s Fair in the 1930s showing the Kodak Supermatic ShutterNew York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)View Full Item in Manuscripts and Archives Division. The New York Public Library
Photography manual marketed specifically to photographic clubsNeblette, C. B. (Carroll Bernard)View Full Item in University of California
Selected references for student reading": p. 249.
A man taking a photograph with a small camera in 1938Schultheis, HermanView Full Item in Los Angeles Public Library
Title supplied by cataloger. Herman J. Schultheis was born in Aachen, Germany in 1900, and immigrated to the United States in the mid-1920s after obtaining a Ph.D. in mechanical and electrical enginee…
The Kodak Bullet camera commemorating the New York World’s Fair in the 1930sView Full Item in National Museum of American History
This Eastman Kodak "Bullet" camera commemorates the New York World’s Fair (1939-1940.) The camera’s faceplate features the Fair’s dominant architectural features, the Trylon and the Perisphere. Curren…
Article on a talk given at the Memphis Public Library on “Photography as a Hobby”View Full Item in Rhodes College. Crossroads to Freedom
Members of the West Hunter Branch Library Hobby Club will meet this afternoon, at 4 o'clock. Clarence Sykes, well known hobbyist of Atlanta win talk to the group on "Photography as a Hobby." Members o…
Informal family photograph taken at a First Communion in the 1960s with a personal cameraView Full Item in Brooklyn Public Library
The Shanahan family (mother, two boys, and a girl) on the day of Eileen Shanahan's first Holy Communion, posing before iron railing at St. Francis Xavier Church on 6th Avenue in Park slope. Back row f…
Designs by Henry Dreyfuss for the Polaroid cameraHenry Dreyfuss, American, 1904–1972View Full Item in Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Research in Progress Design of camera, exploded to show individual components and their assembly. Olive colored view finder block and camera body in upper left quadrant, components extend out toward l…
Example of a carousel slide projector from 1963, a popular way to present photographs in the mid-20th centuryHans Gugelot, Reinhold HäckerView Full Item in The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Advertisement offering a child’s camera for five dollars with the purchase of three packs of cigarettesPhilip MorrisView Full Item in UC San Francisco, Library, Industry Documents Library
Color snapshot of Monique Smith, a young Haitian American woman in Brooklyn, 1965View Full Item in Brooklyn Public Library
Color snapshot of Monique Smith, a young Haitian American woman in a brown dress perched against the back of a car at unknown location in Brooklyn; parked cars and row houses in background. Donated by…
An example of an early Polaroid instant photo formatView Full Item in Central Carolina Community College
Students from the Central Carolina Technical Institute Telephony and Electrical Linemen program at the Lee County IEC building. (Polaroid)
Slide photograph of Las Vegas taken on a family vacationO'Neal, TracyView Full Item in Georgia State University. Libraries. Special Collections
From slide carousel labeled "First Hawaii visit." O'Neal family vacation photos; date unknown but probably after 1965. Local identification number: L2002-11_05_02 Tracy O'Neal Photographic Collection…
The photography club of Marymount College taking photographs in 1965UnknownView Full Item in Loyola Marymount University, Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library
In 1923, the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary first established an all-girls school in Los Angeles. Marymount School moved to a new campus on Sunset Boulevard in Westwood and opened a two-year ju…
Model of the Kodak pavilion at the HemisFair World’s Fair in 1968View Full Item in UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
1 photograph : positive, col. ; 3 x 4 cm. A photograph of a three-dimensional model of the Kodak Pavilion at HemisFair '68. Visitors to the pavilion were introduced to the complexities and delights of…
Poster advertisting Kearny St. Workshop Asian American Photography classes in San Francisco in 1972Wong, Leland, creatorView Full Item in UC Santa Barbara, Library, Department of Special Research Collections
The poster features a black/white drawing of a man holding a rectangular boxlike object in one hand and pointing at it with the other hand. The man is wearing suspenders, and he is staring straight ah…
Polaroid photograph of the Cadillac Ranch, a public art installation in Amarillo, TexasAnt FarmView Full Item in UC Berkeley, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Kraft Velveeta Shells & Cheese dinner promotional camera, 1970sView Full Item in National Museum of American History
Cameras promoting products, causes, exhibitions, celebrities, and organizations have been available since dry plates and roll film made mass snapshot photography possible. Some examples include 1920s…
Color photograph, on postcard of a reunion at McLeod Plantation, July 1977View Full Item in South Carolina Historical Society
Color photograph, on postcard, of group of 17 people (men, women, and children) standing on step of portico at McLeod Plantation. Writing on back of image reads, "Reunion at McLeod Plantation July, 19…
News clip discussing a scandal involving the Polaroid company and business dealings in South AfricaBarrow-Murray, BarbaraView Full Item in WGBH
In this clip Robert Lenzner, reporter for the Boston Globe, talks about his involvement in uncovering the story about Polaroid's South African distributor violating the terms of Polaroid's policy not…
Photograph of two people try to fix their broken cameraNocella, SamView Full Item in Temple University
"Olegna Buckner holds four instant pictures that turned out blank as Vince Costantino shakes the camera and listens for the problem." With clipping
Billboard advertising FujiFilm as an Olympic sponsor in 1984 in Los AngelesLeonelli, ElisaView Full Item in Claremont Colleges Library
Olympic sponsor FUJI FILM billboard on Hollywood building.
A Kodak camera using a film disc cartridge instead of filmEastman Kodak CompanyView Full Item in National Museum of American History
The Kodak Disc 4000 camera was introduced in the 1980s, incorporating a new version of the popular disc format film cartridges used in 110 cameras. A round disc was prepared with fifteen 8x10mm negati…
Family posing for a picture with a life-size gorilla statueMange, Arthur PView Full Item in Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
A family poses for a picture with a life-size gorilla sculpture.
Snapshot of two girls lighting candles during a Chanukah celebrationView Full Item in Los Angeles Public Library
Image is a reproduction. Lighting the Chanukah candles are two Zimmer great-grandchildren, Hannah Lieberman, daughter of Steven and Lisa Lieberman, and Elizabeth Flier, daughter of Jonathan and Rosean…
A Canon AE-1 camera, the company’s popular single lens reflex cameraCanonView Full Item in National Museum of American History
This Canon AE-1 35mm camera is a 1990s version of the popular Japanese electronically-controlled automatic single lens reflex camera first introduced in 1976. Popular among amateurs, this light plasti…
Video exploring the history of photography in Rochester, New York, particularly the Eastman Kodak company and Kodachrome filmDoremus, WyattView Full Item in WXXI Public Broadcasting
This episode explores the developments in photographic technology in the Rochester, NY area. Included are accounts of George Eastman's founding of the Kodak Company, Leopold Mannes and Leopold Godowsk…
An first generation iPhone featuring a camera lens on the backApple Industrial Design Team, USAView Full Item in Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Research in Progress Flat rectangular aluminum and plastic body with rounded corners; front composed of large glass touch-screen with black bands at top and bottom, showing colorful application "widge…
A 4-H and Youth fact sheet about digital photography geared to kidsSagers, Stephen, Patterson, RonView Full Item in Utah State Library
This 4-H and Youth fact sheet provides information about digital photography that can be taught to kids.
A photograph shared by the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum via Instagram showing actor Chris Pratt facing off against the museum’s dinosaur skeletonsView Full Item in Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Chronology of Smithsonian History Social Media Digest 06/29/2015 This summer's blockbuster movie "Jurassic World" gave us all kinds of new hashtags and tweet-worthy images. The most popular of these w…