Roll Holder for Eastman Negative Paper Invented


George Eastman and William H. Walker developed a roll holder for Eastman Negative Paper, a precursor to photographic film (“Milestones”). These advances lead to the first Kodak camera—a portable and easy to use option compared to wet-plate cameras. Despite the popularity of the Kodak camera, the paper film, although not cumbersome like plates, produced low quality images (Lindsay 2000).


Lindsay, David, "George Eastman." PBS. Last modified 2000,

"Milestones." Kodak. Last modified 2015,