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'.
1901: An advertisement for the Kodak Box Brownie camera.
1930: US philanthropist and inventor George Eastman (1854 - 1932), who produced the 'Kodak' box camera in 1888. He worked with Edison and performed experiments which made the moving-picture industry possible. He produced the Brownie camera in 1900.
June 1911: A Kodak Photographer van, one of the vans which will take part in the Coronation Parade of Commercial Vehicles at Earl's Court, London.
A girl takes a photograph of her friends with a large Kodak camera, while sailing in a punt.
A Kodak projector in use for a private screening, 1937.
1950: Using an oscilloscope, a quality control specialist tests magnetic recording heads designed for use in computer disk drives, using an oscilloscope, at the Eastmen Kodak Company in Rochester, New York.
May 6, 1947: Professor E N da C Andrade, FRS inspecting a Statfile Photo Recorder used for engineering purposes. Behind him is E E Blake, Chairman of Kodak Ltd.
1994: The entrance to the offices of Olympic sponsor Kodak in the Press Center is flanked by a picture of the opening ceremony at the 1994 Winter Olumpic Games at Lillehammer, Norway.