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Kodak Camera Is Available to the Public

September 4, 1888

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The first Kodak camera is here. The box camera comes with one hundred exposures. George Eastman, who invented roll film, the basis for the invention of motion picture film, has registered the Trademark of Kodak. The first partially successful photograph was created around fifty-two years before by Nicephore Niepce using a very small camera he made and a piece of paper covered in silver chloride.


Eastman created the Kodak camera to make photography easier for average people.

After the release, Kodak has been the center of milestones for photography and imaging since.

George Eastman

Founder of Kodak, George Eastman devoted his time to making photography "as convenient as a pencil".

Named after his father, George was born on July 12, 1854, in Waterville, New York. He dropped out of high school at fourteen to help support his family and studied accounting at home for a higher salary.

He planned a trip to Santa Domingo at 24. After buying all the equipment to document his trip, George he decided not to take it. Instead, he began researching ways to make photography easier for people. Later, he created Kodak and released his first camera to the public.

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