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round pictures that were made with the Kodak Box end of the nineteenth century .
In the communiqué 245 we talked and the Kodak Box first camera roll of film that launched Kodak with intent to popularize photography. As we told you and then, Kodak's invention greatly facilitated the use of the camera: until then the photographers had to bear large and heavy cameras, and in many cases with a portable revealed. In contrast with the Kodak Box, as saying his catchphrase, client only had to push the button, Kodak was responsible for the rest (once used the film the customer must return the camera to the manufacturer, who returned it again and charged with photographs revealed). Twelve years after the launch of the Kodak Box Eastman launched the Brownie, which included the news that the film could be removed from the camera a dead time.
The roll film on paper with the Kodak Box was loaded allowed to get 100 photographs of 6,4cms circular diameter . The roll of the first chamber was based on paper, which was soon replaced by cellulose film, transparent and flexible. Round images allowed also to avoid the corners, where the optical not solve the image satisfactorily, plus avoided. any other small inaccuracy as the photos with crooked horizons
George Eastman, founder of Kodak, understood soon photographic business was not so much in the cameras, but in the film processing , which if extrapolated to the current reality we can compare with what happens with printers inkjet: a device may be cheaper for the customer, but consumables mean constant purchases. Therefore for the launch of the Kodak Box Eastman featured Brownell for the design a simple model, fixed focus and no viewfinder, practically a cardboard box .
Round photographs that remain show that & nbsp and; are really" snapshots" , ie, show a moving reality that did not have to pose for the photo necessarily for it not out moved. the photographs have become part of our collection they are a sample of how it was the life around 1888 (the year of launch of the Kodak Box): costumes, activities, cities, machines ... everything has been portrayed forever with this peculiar form