Roll Film
Much of the credit for popularizing photography
goes to George Eastman (1854-1932). He
began as a bank clerk in Rochester, NY, and
built his Eastman Kodak Company into a great
enterprise it is today.
In 1884 Eastman invented the equipment to mass produce roll
film. “Eastnman’s American Film” was a roll of paper coated
with thin gelatin emulsion.
Roll film made possible a new kind of camera - inexpensive,
light and simple - that made everyone a potential
In the early years of the
company, film base was
manufactured and coated
on long glass tables.
Royal Gold Kodak film, 1994