Kodak Camera

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As simple as possible. That was the conception of the Kodak Camera. The wooden box camera used a special film on paper roll. After 100 exposures the whole camera had to be sent to the Eastman Dry Plate and Film Company in Rochester where the negative film was developed and image prints were made from the negatives. Then the pictures and the camera (reloaded with new film) was sent back to its owner! The top slogan to sell the expensive box camera was "You press the button, we do the rest."

The 25$ box camera of 1888 was Eastman's first step towards finally popularizing photography with simple 1$ Kodak rollfilm box cameras in the year 1900, in vibrant concurrence to other camera makers who then also popularized traditional glass plate photography with simple box cameras. The Kodak Camera soon had been succeeded by the almost similar Kodak No. 1 in 1889.