Sept. 4, 1888: George Eastman receives a patent for the first roll-film camera and registers the name "Kodak."  Eastman became interested in photography in his early 20s when, he bought some photographic equipment for a vacation.  H was less than enthusiastic about the cumbersome nature of wet-plate technology.    He decided to simplify things.  By 1880 he had devised his dry-plate formula and went into the photographic business full time.  By 1888, he could patent the first camera using…

Sept. 4, 1888: Photography Leaps Into the Late 19th Century

In 1878 Eadweard Muybridge photographed a horse named "Occident" in fast motion using a series of 12 stereoscopic cameras. The first experience successfully took place on June 11 at the Palo Alto farm in California. The cameras were arranged along a track parallel to the horse's, and each of the camera shutters was controlled by a trip wire which was triggered by the horse's hooves.

In 1878 Eadweard Muybridge photographed a horse named "Occident" in fast motion using a series of 12 stereoscopic cameras.

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At MOMA. John Heminway and her daughter Hilary admire the art hanging in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Vogue, April Photograph by John Rawlings. Heminway wears a blue cotton chambray dress by Mildred Orick and a.

Kodak Beau Brownie- One of 5 color combinations available - Designed by Walter Dorwin Teague for Kodak

A gorgeous art deco Beau Brownie ~ designed by Walter Dorwin Teague for Kodak

A sitter is clamped into position, using a metal framework, ready to have his portrait taken by calotype or daguerreotype  Picture: Hulton Archive/Getty Images  //Yikes!//

Louis Daguerre and the pioneers of photography

A sitter is clamped into position, using a metal framework, ready to have his portrait taken by calotype or daguerreotype Picture: Hulton Archive/Getty Images //Yikes!

Kodak: 1900: An advertisement for Kodak cameras featuring "The Kodak Girl"

Eastman Kodak: 130 years of history – in pictures

“Kodak Girl” with Kodak Folding Pocket No. 3, 1909

"The Kodak Girl". Photograph shows woman posing with Kodak Brownie camera ~ Date: 17 February 1909 / Wikimedia Commons

Post-war in London’s East End, 1950

Rabbis, rags and rainy Whitechapel: Stunning photos from the celebrate Jewish life in post-war East End

Imagine a gas powered desktop publishing system that weighed several tons, leaked oil, had thousands of moving parts, its own boiler full of molten lead and a keyboard where you couldn’t see what you had typed.

These were the machines that laid out the pages of newspapers till the 80s, and to give some idea of how recent this technology was used, they were manufactured until after the release of the Apple computer. Linotype had a virtual monopoly on the typesetting of newspapers for a…

"Imagine a gas powered desktop publishing system that weighed several tons, leaked oil, had thousands of moving parts, its own boiler full of molten lead and a keyboard where you couldn’t see . I worked in a printing shop with one just like this

George Eastman trabajando

George Eastman and Thomas Edison. Eastman Kodak Co. founder George Eastman, left, and Thomas Edison pose with their inventions. George Eastman (left) founded the Eastman Kodak Company in 1892

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