Kodak ads

Some classics.

In an interesting article in The Atlantic titled The Triumph of Kodakery the author includes several classic early Kodak advertisements.

A search of the web discloses many more. What is striking about these is not only the clarity of the message, but also the artwork. The message remains relevant today, the artwork has rarely been surpassed.

The first four, which are very old, do not use a photograph in the advertisements, but only the churlish observer would object to that. No history of photographic innovation can deny Kodak its rightful place at the head of the long list of inventive geniuses in the last century.