George Eastman's Kodak Company established itself early in the 20th century as the predominant photographic manufacturer in the U. S. Kodak products ranged from very simple cameras to folders with moderately fast lenses. It served the professional market through its purchase of the Folmer & Schwing Manufacturing Co. that specialized in press and large format single lens reflex cameras. In the 1930s, Kodak moved to compete directly with the emerging companies in Europe who were focusing on smaller format precision equipment--roll film in the 60-70mm width and 35mm still photography that used film stock originally developed for commercial movies. In the mid-30s through the mid-50s, Kodak produced domestic cameras that were at the cutting edge of photographic still technology. These were not only technically excellent, but Kodak engaged leading industrial designers to produce envelopes that have established themselves as classics. The selection below includes the models that represent the pinnacle of Kodak design for a little over a decade. Other Kodak models included on the site are accessible from the Site Index.
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