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1888: Kodak simplified #1 box camera

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1888

The Kodak simplified #1 box camera, created in 1888 by George Eastman, an American innovator and entrepreneur, was the first "box" camera to gain widespread public acceptance. Its design became the archetype for box camera designs. George Eastman perfected the Kodak camera, the first camera designed to use roll film especially (Goran 2016). Kodak simplified #1 box camera was loaded with a film for 100 exposures and cost $ 25(Eckel, Ruchatz, and Wirth 2018).

Sources
Eckel, Julia, Jens Ruchatz, and Sabine Wirth. 2018. Exploring the Selfie: Historical, Theoretical, and Analytical Approaches to Digital Self-Photography. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.

Goran, David. 2016. “The Very First Kodak “Box Camera Was Designed Specifically to Use Roll Film and the Photos Were Printed in a Circular Format ...” The Vintage News. June 22, 2016. https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/06/22/kodak-no-1-circular-snapshots-3/.

Image source: https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_760118
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