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Kodak Canada: The Early Years 1899-1939

January 23 – February 24, 2019
Student Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre

Drawing from Ryerson University’s Kodak Canada Corporate Archives and Heritage Collection, Kodak Canada: The Early Years 1899-1939 explores the development of the Kodak empire in Canada in the first half of the 20th century. In 1899, the company formally opened its doors in Toronto marking a pivotal moment in the global expansion of one of the world’s dominant manufacturers of photographic technology. The exhibition, accompanying publication and digital project present a selection of never-before-seen photographs of Kodak’s workers and buildings, original ads, corporate documents and ephemera.




Event(s):

Opening Party
Wednesday, January 23
6:00–8:00 PM

Exhibition Tours
Daily 2:30 PM

All events take place at the Ryerson Image Centre, unless otherwise noted

Organized by second-year students from Ryerson University’s Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management program, in collaboration with Ryerson University Library’s Special Collections

With the generous support of The Photographic Historical Society of Canada

An old Kodak ad
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Canadian Kodak Co., [Kodak brings your vacation back], ink on paper, 1922. From the Kodak Canada Corporate Archives and Heritage Collection, courtesy of the Ryerson University Library

Installation Shots

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Kodak Canada: The Early Years 1899-1939 (installation view), 2019 © James Morley, Ryerson Image Centre

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Kodak Canada: The Early Years 1899-1939 (installation view), 2019 © James Morley, Ryerson Image Centre

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Kodak Canada: The Early Years 1899-1939 (installation view), 2019 © James Morley, Ryerson Image Centre

Kodak Canada

Organized by second-year students from Ryerson University’s Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management program, in collaboration with Ryerson University Library’s Special Collections

With the generous support of The Photographic Historical Society of Canada

Upcoming Exhibitions

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Moyra Davey, EM Copperheads 1-150, Galerie Buchholz (detail), 2017, 150 chromogenic prints, tape, postage, ink. Courtesy the artist; Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne/New York; and greengrassi, London

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Meryl McMaster, Lead Me to Places I Could Never Find on My Own, from the series As Immense as the Sky, 2019, chromogenic print. Courtesy the artist, Stephen Bulger Gallery and Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain

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Adrian Raymer, Two of A Kind, 2018, inkjet print. Courtesy the artist