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1A Gift Kodak Camera And Box

This is a Camera and box. It was designed by Walter Dorwin Teague and manufactured by Eastman Kodak Company. We acquired it in 2015. Its medium is leather-covered metal, chrome-plated and enameled metal, glass (camera); lacquered cedar, chrome-plated and enameled metal (case). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Walter Dorwin Teague redesigned the standard black camera housing for Kodak by introducing a range of colors and patterns, most vibrant in the overlapping geometries of the Gift Kodak Camera, released for the 1930 Christmas season.

This object was donated by George R. Kravis II.

Our curators have highlighted 8 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Bowl, 1932
  • mold-blown, sand-blasted, acid-etched, and wheel-cut glass.
  • Gift of George R. Kravis II.
  • 2018-22-34

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1A Gift Kodak Camera And Box; Designed by Walter Dorwin Teague (American, 1883–1960); leather-covered metal, chrome-plated and enameled metal, glass (camera); lacquered cedar, chrome-plated and enameled metal (case); 2015-41-2-a,b

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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