Tin Litho Vintage Metal Sign - 25"W x 18"H
In 1880, George Eastman invented a dry plate for photographers of the day and patented a machine that could prepare large numbers of the plates. And so the Eastman Kodak company began. In 1888 the KODAK camera was invented and distributed. The camera sold for $25 and came preloaded with a roll of film that could capture 100 images. Once the roll was complete, the customer would ship the camera and $10 back to Rochester, NY, the home of the company, where they would develop the film, print the pictures, and reload the camera to ship back to the customer. With this invention, Eastman brought photography to the masses. He furthered that thought with extensive advertising, creating the slogan "You press the button, we do the rest." He was one of the first companies to use electric signs as advertising, having a "Kodak" sign on London's Trafalgar Square in 1897. In 1900 he made photography affordable for most consumers with the KODAK BROWNIE camera that cost $1 and film that was 15 cents/roll. Throughout the years Kodak has evolved and been in the forefront of the photography scene, creating the first color film in 1935 and the first digital camera in 1975.
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