Collection of Kodak No. 1 Photos, Mostly of Yellowstone Park. Circa 1890

Price: $2,400.00

Unbound. A collection of 25 albumen images, all Kodak No. 1s measuring approximately 4" x 3" on larger thick cards. Each of the cards is hand-numbered on the verso, up to number 38, indicating that perhaps 13 of the original group are likely missing.Some foxing on a few of the cards, a couple are a little faded or blurry, small stain on one image, else about near fine. About half are captioned. All of the images are from a journey in the western United States, with approximately 20 of the 25 images from Yellowstone Park (many are captioned, a few are not but appear to be from the park). The other four are captioned "Falls of Minnehaha, Minneapolis", "The Plains in Manitoba", "The Badlands, North Dakota", "Devil's Head Lake, Banff", "Glacier, Rocky Mts. (our train on the left)".

The captioned Yellowstone images include "Near Mammouth Hot Springs", "The Grotto", Liberty Cap", "Roadside Logs", "Luncheon tents at the Thumb", "Boiling Spring",

In 1889 Eastman introduced the No. 1 Kodak Camera, which was essentially the first broadly distributed camera intended for amateur use, these are nice early amateur images of western travel.


Item #438615

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