In 1888, George Eastman invented the amateur camera Kodak № 1 , which looked like a small box with a lens that is passed to a circular diameter of 2.25 inch image on a film, comprising 100 personnel and curled into a circular roller cassette. A distinctive feature of the frames taken with the camera, their shape – they were round.
The shooting process was this: it was necessary to point the camera, press the button, turn the key and pull the cord. Shoot a film amateur photographer would send mail device company «Eastman Company» in Rochester, New York, where the film is removed, developed, printed, and the unit re-charged and sent back.
Camera roll film with a loaded cost of $ 25 – much cheaper than other cameras that were sold at the time. Recharging and print photos cost 10 dollars. Because of the low cost and ease of this camera could afford many of which led to a massive passion for photography.