The first compact camera Kodak n ° 1: Instagram nineteenth century

131 years ago obtained a patent on the camera, refill film, and registered the trademark "Kodak".

There was a time when we have not that smartphone in your pocket to take a picture of your lunch, pussy, girlfriend, and show all Twitter Facebook. It was a time when Mr. George Eastman (1854-1932) has just introduced the world's first public (well, almost) the camera "Kodak number one". The name Kodak is specifically designed to be understandable in all languages — will be the brand name.

"Kodak No. 1" was a primitive device — just a leather-topped wooden box. However, it was rather easy, so you can take with you everywhere. In his appeal, he was extremely simple: it was enough to turn the key to fast to the frame of the film, pulling the cord to raise the shutter, and press the button to take the picture.

The first compact camera Kodak n ° 1: Instagram nineteenth century

The viewfinder was not the photographer, just sent a box with a lens at the subject. The buyer was more worried about the film — the device was sold a loaded about 100 pictures. When the film ended, the camera was delivered to the Kodak, which has developed film and made prints. They were sent to the client along with a new film for 100 shots. Photos this camera is easy to identify by their round shape with a diameter of 6.3 cm (2.5 inches).

Extraordinary ease of use made this box is very popular among photographers.

Photos that we show you below, taken 125 years ago and show scenes of everyday life — in contrast to the staged photos that were popular in that era. Dad films his daughters, wife or elephant in the zoo. Forever imprinted locomotive, station, fisherman. Most of all, of course, images of children.

What is surprising about these photos is their modernity. If we exclude the color and style of clothing, then it is quite possible to put the huskies on Facebook. By the way, the cost of the "Kodak No. 1" (465 euros in today's money) comparable to the price of the smartphone, but now it is not necessary to send the unit to the firm in order to see their creations!

The first compact camera Kodak n ° 1: Instagram nineteenth century

 

The first compact camera Kodak n ° 1: Instagram nineteenth century

 

The first compact camera Kodak n ° 1: Instagram nineteenth century

 

The first compact camera Kodak n ° 1: Instagram nineteenth century

 

The first compact camera Kodak n ° 1: Instagram nineteenth century

 

The first compact camera Kodak n ° 1: Instagram nineteenth century

 

The first compact camera Kodak n ° 1: Instagram nineteenth century

 

The first compact camera Kodak n ° 1: Instagram nineteenth century

 

The first compact camera Kodak n ° 1: Instagram nineteenth century

 

The first compact camera Kodak n ° 1: Instagram nineteenth century

 

The first compact camera Kodak n ° 1: Instagram nineteenth century

 

The first compact camera Kodak n ° 1: Instagram nineteenth century

 

The first compact camera Kodak n ° 1: Instagram nineteenth century

 

The first compact camera Kodak n ° 1: Instagram nineteenth century

 

The first compact camera Kodak n ° 1: Instagram nineteenth century

Keywords: Kodak | XIX century | Camera | Photography

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