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Welcome to The Kodak Collector's Page. I collect Eastman Kodak cameras, equipment, advertising, and other Kodakabilia. This website contains images and information about my Kodak collection.
A photographer takes pictures with his cameras.
A collector takes pictures of his cameras.
|From the beginning, the
majority of cameras manufactured by Eastman Kodak have been intended for the amateur
rather then the professional photographer. Thus, some Kodak cameras may not have been the
highest quality cameras ever produced. However, Kodak has undoubtedly sold more cameras,
and those Kodaks have recorded more images, than any other brand of camera in history.
Furthermore, many photographic innovations were first introduced on Kodak cameras,
including the introduction of roll film.
I occasionally sit and stare in wonder at these cameras staring back at me, trying to conjure up in my imagination the images that these cameras have seen -- the lifetimes and events that they have recorded.
This is me, showing off my Kodak staff shirt, given to me by a very good friend.
Much of the information contained in these pages was obtained from the following sources,
which I recommend that any serious Kodak collector have:
James and Joan, McKeown's Price Guide to Antique & Classic Cameras, 10th Edition,
Grantsburg, WI, USA, Centennial Photo Service, 2000. Over 900 pages, with more than 25,000
camera models and variants described. May be obtained directly from Centennial Photo Service - (715) 689-2153, or visit their website.
McKeown, James and Joan, Collector's Guide to Kodak Cameras,
Grantsburg, WI, USA, Centennial Photo Service, 1981. 176 pages. May be obtained directly
from Centennial Photo Service -
(715) 689-2153, or visit their website.
Website Navigation: Click on any topic in the Main Menu at the left to bring up a sub-menu. Click on any item in a sub-menu to display that item. To return to the main menu, click on the icon at the bottom of the sub-menu, or click on the Kodak film box image on the left side of the title frame at the top. To return to this screen, click on the Kodak logo on the right side of the title frame at the top.
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This website is presented by Walker Mangum, a private collector of Eastman Kodak cameras and associated equipment. Neither Walker Mangum nor this website is in any way affiliated with Eastman Kodak.
Kodak, Bantam, Brownie, Hawkeye, Instamatic, and Retina are registered trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company