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The First Kodak Girl

In 1910 a striking new element was introduced into Kodak advertising—the Kodak Girl wearing her characteristic striped dress. For over 60 years she would be the personification of popular photography in the public imagination, subtly symbolizing it as easy, fun, and family friendly. Created by a leading poster artist, John Hassell, the first Kodak Girl was based on a photograph taken by Cavendish Morton, using his wife as the model. Over the years, Kodak commissioned some of the best artists and illustrators of the day to design the advertisements. As the decades passed, the girl’s appearance altered, reflecting the changing fashions of the time. Text from Answer.com

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Detail from a Kodak camera ad from 1925 by Fred Pegram featuring the famous Kodak Girl. The Kodak company was early to define women as potential buyers. The Kodak Girl was part of their advertising for a long time, promoting their cameras and films. Smart move, the superior (in their own eyes) males of the day must have thought that if she can take pictures, then surely I can – Ted
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In 1910 a striking new element was introduced into Kodak advertising—the Kodak Girl wearing her characteristic striped dress. For over 60 years she would be the personification of popular photography in the public imagination, subtly symbolizing it as easy, fun, and family friendly. Created by a leading

poster artist, John Hassell, the first Kodak Girl was based on a photograph taken by Cavendish Morton, using his wife as the model. Over the years, Kodak commissioned some of the best artists and illustrators of the day to design the advertisements. As the decades passed, the girl’s appearance altered, reflecting the changing fashions of the time -  Colin Harding

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