Kodak Memory Making

American consumers loved to share photos of friends, family, and funny moments. Photographers captured American landscapes and historic sites. Photochroms like these, introduced at the World Exposition in Paris in 1898, used up to 16 colors. Founders of the Detroit Photographic Co. bought exclusive rights to the Swiss process making postcards, prints, and photo albums. Local studios continued to produce lantern slides, often for classroom use, while hobbyists adopted easy-to-use film cameras by Kodak after 1888.