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Oct 21, 2017 21:09:08   #
lamontcranston
 
George Eastman, aboard the S. S. Gallia, ca. 1890, aims his Kodak camera, while another records his picture. His invention was the first to use roll film.

From Old Time Photos

I thought the Hogs might enjoy this old photo. We've come a long way in the last 127 years.



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Oct 21, 2017 21:29:14   #
Ched49 (a regular here)
 
The first photo I've seen of George Eastman holding a camera. Good post.

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Oct 21, 2017 22:34:58   #
Motorbones
 
If he could only see use now..

Two from my collection of old cameras....


(Download)



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Oct 21, 2017 22:36:24   #
Silverman (a regular here)
 
Eastman Kodak, now I remember growing up hearing that Name many times on T.V. in the 1950's and 1960"s and 1970's. Wow times have changed! If you ask a young person today, who was Eastman or what was Kodak, they would most likely have, "NO CLUE".

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Oct 22, 2017 02:49:55   #
rook2c4 (a regular here)
 
lamontcranston wrote:
George Eastman, aboard the S. S. Gallia, ca. 1890, aims his Kodak camera, while another records his picture. His invention was the first to use roll film.

Correction: It was actually Peter Houston who invented the first roll film camera, in 1881. A few years later, his brother David Houston licensed the patent to George Eastman.

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Oct 22, 2017 04:16:18   #
Motorbones
 
rook2c4 wrote:
Correction: It was actually Peter Houston who invented the first roll film camera, in 1881. A few years later, his brother David Houston licensed the patent to George Eastman.


Here's a 45 minute 3 part documentary on George Eastman...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1i78MPxT0oU&t=10s

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Oct 22, 2017 06:12:45   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
lamontcranston wrote:
George Eastman, aboard the S. S. Gallia, ca. 1890, aims his Kodak camera, while another records his picture. His invention was the first to use roll film.

From Old Time Photos

I thought the Hogs might enjoy this old photo. We've come a long way in the last 127 years.


Nice one.

http://www.norwayheritage.com/p_ship.asp?sh=galli

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Oct 22, 2017 06:13:20   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
Motorbones wrote:
If he could only see use now..

Two from my collection of old cameras....


Is the folding camera a Proemette? It looks like one I have.

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Oct 22, 2017 13:31:03   #
tmac
 
I grew up in a small town near Rochester NY. It seemed most of the adults I knew drove the hour to work at either Kodak or Xerox at the time. My grandfather worked for Kodak. He passed away in 1975 and my grandmother received pension benefits from Kodak for years after his passing.

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