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Advert For Boston Imperial Cameras From The Eastman Dry Plate And Film Company

Advert For Boston Imperial Cameras From The Eastman Dry Plate And Film Company

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Evan.6886

Item number: 6886

Genre: Leaflet

In 1881 the Eastman Dry Plate Company was formed in the United States of America by George Eastman who provided the technical expertise for the company, and Henry A. Strong who provided the financial backing. In 1883 Eastman introduced films in the form of rolls that could be adapted to fit nearly every plate camera on the market. In 1884 the firm was renamed the Eastman Dry Plate and Film Company and at the same time the company introduced their Kodak camera for amateur photographers. These cameras were fitted with films containing 100 exposures, when the film was finished the whole camera was returned, the photographs developed and a new film inserted. This was a revolutionary development in the history of photography.

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