This talk will look at some of the history of Kodak in Britain, the Harrow factory and museum, and some of the products that Kodak manufactured from 1890. It will also look at the Kodak Historical Collection, now at the British Library and how it moved from Harrow to the library – and what happened to it afterwards.
About The Speaker
Dr Michael Pritchard FRPS was a photographic specialist at Christie’s auction house from 1986-2007, leaving to work on a PhD examining British photographic manufacturing and retailing between 1839 and 1914. Following this he taught history of photography and industry at MA level at De Montfort University. He worked on cataloguing and making the Kodak Historical Collection publicly available at the British Library. He now heads the Royal Photographic Society’s education and public programmes. He has written and broadcast widely on different aspects of photographic history and edits the British photographic history blog: britishphotohistory.ning.com. His most recent book is A history of photography in 50 cameras (Bloomsbury, 2014). Until 2011 he lived for much of his life in Watford, from where, until its closure, he would cycle to Harrow to visit the Kodak Museum.
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