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Kodak Canada: The Early Years 1898-1938

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 1898-1938 explores the development of the Kodak empire in Canada in the first half of the 20th century. In 1898, 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.

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

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

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