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Kodak Minstrels

Item consists of a mounted photograph depicting the cast of the Kodak Minstrel Show, that took place on May 3rd, 1920. The cast of 35 includes 32 men, most of whom are in blackface, wearing wigs and makeup, and three women in regular dress. Minstrel variety shows were performed occasionally during the 1920's by Canadian Kodak employees as part of the Kodak Athletics Association (KAA) activities.

Minstrel shows are style of variety show, most popular during the late 19th and early 20th century, in which white performers use make-up and costumes to depict stereotyped caricatures of southern African Americans. The genre originated in the United States, but Canada had its own troupes and touring companies, and the format was popular with schools, community groups, and religious organizations.

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Burgess & Seymour, a study in black and white (Kodak Minstrels)

Item is a mounted photograph depicting two Canadian Kodak employees, one identified as draftsman F.A. Seymour and the other only identified as Burgess. The image is of the two employees performing a skit originally performed in the Canadian Kodak Minstrel Show of February 17-18, 1921, which was, according to an included clipping, repeated at a bazaar held by the Toronto Technical School. The skit consists two easels, on which the two performers have drawn sketches of different Kodak girls. One of the performers (Burgess) is in blackface, as part of the Minstrel variety show performed occasionally during the 1920's by Kodak employees as part of the Kodak Athletics Association (KAA) activities.

Minstrel shows are style of variety show, most popular during the late 19th and early 20th century, in which white performers use make-up and costumes to depict stereotyped caricatures of southern African Americans. The genre originated in the United States, but Canada had its own troupes and touring companies, and the format was popular with schools, community groups, and religious organizations.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Man and women on beach with Kodak camera

Item consists of a poster featuring an image of a man taking a photograph of two women on a beach in 1923, using an electric-eye instamatic camera. Beneath the image reads: In 1923, you had to fiddle around and set exposure for sun or shade. / Now any electric-eye KODAK INSTAMATIC Camera measures the / light and sets the exposure for you automatically -- for black-and-white / and color pictures, and color slides.

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Man behind camera with boy

Item consists of a board, landscape poster featuring an image of a man and a boy standing in front of a tent and behind a camera. The man is covered by the camera blanket as he prepares his photograph, while the boy stands behind, holding a plate holder.

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Kodak Film - the dependable film in the yellow box

Item consists of a portrait format, white, board poster, featuring a black and white image of two boxes of Kodak Film, with "Kodak Film - the dependable film in the yellow box / The film that gives the same results from roll to roll, so that you can rely on it. / Kodak Film excels on every count - speed, latitude, uniformity - and each is of picture-making importance. / Use Kodak Film, the dependable film in the yellow box. / Canadian Kodak Co., Limited, Toronto" printed beneath.

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Calgary Stampede Wooden Wagon

Item consists of a model wooden wagon featuring a wagon canopy that has a characterized image of a cowboy riding a horse, beneath the words "Calgary Stampede" in red. Stamped on the base is the inscription: COBBLESTONE BASKET FACTORY / CANGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA

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Photographs

Photograph album contains images of various Kodak Heights subjects including: recreational activities including baseball, lawn ball; company field trips, election campaigns for the Board of Governors and the K.A.A. Governorship; rallying support for WWI soldiers and campaigns for victory bonds. Includes a portrait of John G. Palmer (d. 1921), who acted as Canadian Kodak Co.'s first President and General Manager from 1918 to 1921.

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Post Cards : [photographs]

Photographic album containing images of a family including snapshots of recreational activities in various locations throughout Southern Ontario. Noted locations include: Uxbridge (Victory Day), Centre Island, High Park, and Oakville. Several images portray soldiers and one image has the caption "Victory Day, Uxbridge, Ont."

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Photographs: Earle G. Lindsay Christmas 1915

A photographic album containing snapshot photographs of family gatherings, most appear to be in Ontario. Includes early photo-booth images as well as a variety of snapshots documenting family life and recreational activities throughout rural Ontario in the early twentieth century. The inside title page contains a handwritten inscription, "Earle G.[?] :omdsau, Christmas 1915."

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Kodak Heights

A photographic album that documents the construction of the first Kodak Heights buildings during 1913-1915. Each gelatin silver photograph is the same size and contains an inscribed caption in the lower right corner of each print.

Album is arranged according to building or site with prints ordered chronologically within each section, presenting a detailed progression of the building projects from start to finish. This album includes images of the construction of Kodak Heights building no.3. Index tabs: Bldg. #3.

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Photographs Canadian Kodak Company Kodak Heights

A photographic album that documents the construction of the first Kodak Heights buildings during 1913-1915. Each gelatin silver photograph is the same size and contains an inscribed caption in the lower right corner of each print. This album includes images of the construction of Kodak Heights buildings no. 1,3, 5, 7 as well as bridges, mechanical equipment and roads on the property.

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Kodak law enforcement award

Item features an image of a certificate that reads "KODAK LAW ENFORCEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD / FOR A PHOTOGRAPH BY" under another certifate that reads "LAW ENFORCEMENT WORKSHOP / MARKETING EDUCATION CENTER" surrounded by a selection of American police badges.

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George Eastman self-portrait

George Eastman took this self-portrait in 1884, with the following handwritten note: "made on paper with soluble substratum developed after transferring." The print is the self-portrait with the handwritten statement printed over the image.

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