Kodak No 1 Camera 125th Anniversary Photographs

  • · Posted 56 months Ago
  •  BY Jack Lowe

To mark the 125th anniversary of the Kodak No 1 Camera, the iconic photography company have released a selection of early images taken with the unique camera. When it was launched by founder George Eastman 125 years ago, the Kodak No 1 came pre-loaded with 100 exposures and required the customer to use all the film and then return the entire camera for processing. Each of the resulting images were then returned to the customer in a circular (65 mm diameter) format, chosen partly to ensure the user didn't have to hold the camera horizontal to the horizon, and partly to compensate for the poor image quality that was often found in the corners of the rectangular negative. The success of the camera was partly down to the the catchy slogan "You Press the Button, We Do the Rest".

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