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Photos from the very last Kodachrome roll

Article: Photos from the very last Kodachrome roll

If veteran photographer Steve McCurry’s name sounds familiar, it may be because he was the man who shot the iconic photograph of the Afghan girl that appeared on the June 1985 cover of National Geographic. That famous photograph was taken on Kodachrome film and when McCurry heard that Kodak was going to discontinue it, he…

1922 Kodachrome film test

Article: 1922 Kodachrome film test

From the George Eastman House collection is this video compilation of tests from 1922 of some of the earliest color film. The music that the video is set to makes it seem very poignant and artsy. In these newly preserved tests, made in 1922 at the Paragon Studios in Fort Lee, New Jersey, actress Mae…

The story behind Kodak's first digital camera in 1975

Article: The story behind Kodak's first digital camera in 1975

What you see above is Kodak’s first digital camera, that is a camera that didn’t require any film. Developed by talented people in their Apparatus Division Research Laboratory in Rochester and unveiled in December 1975, this Frankensteinian device utilized scavenged parts, such as the lens from a Super 8 movie camera.