Vest Pocket Autographic Kodak Camera

Description
Kodak Vest Pocket cameras were first introduced in 1914 for producing postcards. On the Autographic models, a stylus stored at the back of the camera allowed for marking negatives with information, dates, or titles. These cameras remained popular for decades, including many models marketed to soldiers and families for capturing memories during the World War I and II eras.
From its invention in 1839, the camera has evolved to fit many needs, from aerial to underwater photography and everything in between. Cameras allow both amateur and professional photographers to capture the world around us. The Smithsonian’s historic camera collection includes rare and unique examples of equipment, and popular models, related to the history of the science, technology, and art of photography.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
camera, folding
date made
1910s
maker
Eastman Kodak Company
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 cm x 6.1 cm x 8 cm; 4 3/4 in x 2 3/8 in x 3 1/8 in
Place Made
United States: New York, Rochester
ID Number
1983.0066.01
catalog number
1983.0066.01
accession number
1983.0066
catalog number
83.066
subject
Photography
Artifact Walls exhibit
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Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Artifact Walls exhibit
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Norman Wootton

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