• Flashback: Eastman Kodak Co. 20-01-2012 06:22 PM

    Eastman Kodak Co, which invented the hand-held camera and helped bring the world the first pictures from the moon, has filed for bankruptcy protection, capping a prolonged plunge for one of America's best-known companies. Here's a flashback into Kodak's past. (Photo: A Kodak retracting bellows camera with anastigmatic lens.)May 5, 1894:  An advertisement for the Kodak Camera. Original Publication: The Graphic - pub. 1894.1950:  An early Kodak box camera on display at the New York Historical Society's exhibition of 'Firsts'.