These Are The Gorgeous Kodak Ads That Made Photography Popular

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Eastman Kodak sold more than a product. It sold a way of life.Life was a series of Kodak Moments. According to one turn of the century ad: “Pictures are everywhere. Anybody can make them and everybody enjoys them. And the travel pictures are by no means the only ones that are worth while. There is a wealth of photographic subjects in and about every home.”

To commemorate the camera company—which declared bankruptcy last night—we’ve posted a bunch of ads from Duke University’s digital collection.

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Emergence of Advertising in America On-Line Project–Ad #K0082
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Emergence of Advertising in America On-Line Project–Ad #K0084
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Emergence of Advertising in America On-Line Project–Ad #K0071
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Emergence of Advertising in America On-Line Project–Ad #K0202
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Emergence of Advertising in America On-Line Project–Ad #K0231
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Emergence of Advertising in America On-Line Project–Ad #K0302
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Emergence of Advertising in America On-Line Project– Ad#K0374
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Emergence of Advertising in America On-Line Project– Ad#K0431
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