Let the Children Kodak

Photographer Unknown

CountryUnited States

MediumGelatin Silver

EphemeraAdvertising Matter


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Advertising, Contests, Genre: Children, Photography, Portrait: Children, Supports


Image Dimensions: 11.3 x 7.7 | 13.2 x 8.7 cm
Support Dimensions: 16.4 x 13.9 cm vintage 1890's era cabinet card

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Let the Children Selfie

Submitted as part of Kodak’s annual Advertising Contest around 1915, this amateur photograph shows an unknown little boy in overalls about to take a photograph using a pneumatic bulb shutter release in his right hand while posing behind a No. 1A Kodak Jr. (Autographic) camera. The camera was produced and sold by the Eastman Kodak Company of Rochester, New York from 1914-27. 


print notes: Titled in (faded) black ink to upper border of photograph: “Let the children Kodak”; staining to vintage 1890’s era cabinet card support; written in blue editor’s pencil to support verso: 845-4.  (this indicates entrant # 845 and category # 4 for this photograph in the Kodak Advertising Contest) Provenance: acquired by this archive in 2016 from seller based in Wheat Ridge, CO

Let the Children Kodak