Two Thousand plus cameras on display from Alpha to Zeiss along with early studio and motion picture cameras.
When George Eastman introduced the KODAK Camera in 1888, Eastman layed down the foundation for making photography available to everyone. Pre-loaded with enough film for 100 exposures, the camera could be easily carried and handheld during operation. It was priced at $25. After exposure, the whole camera was returned to Rochester. There the film was developed, prints were made and new film was inserted – all for $10.
The first film advertisements in 1885 stated that "shortly there will be introduced a new sensitive film which it is believed will prove an economical and convenient substitute for glass dry plates both for outdoor and studio work."