In November 2003, the Eastman Kodak Company donated their entire collection of advertising materials to the George Eastman Archive at George Eastman House. The collection spans over one hundred years of Kodak advertisements ranging from 1884 – 1988. A quick estimate indicated there are approximately 95,000 advertisements in the collection. The majority of the advertisements are in English, but this collection also includes many foreign ads such as Spanish (Peru, Argentina, Chile etc.), French, Japanese, and Chinese.

For years people have come from all over the world to access the Museum’s extensive collection of photography and motion pictures. Now they can explore the myriad of ways photography has been used in advertising over the years–how it has created desire and influenced our tastes and styles.

Copyright Information

The contents of this site, including all images and text, are for personal, educational, non-commercial use only. The contents of this site may not be reproduced in any form without the permission of George Eastman House.

Reproducing These Images

If you intend to reproduce a Kodak advertisement from the Kodak Advertisement Collection, you must follow these steps:

You must contact the Eastman Kodak Company to obtain copyright permission.

It is the users responsibility to obtain necessary permissions and pay required fees for the use of copyrighted material. Users are held fully responsible for infringement of copyrighted material.

You may also contact our George Eastman Legacy Department at (585) 271-3361 ext. 345 or by email at:

Contacting George Eastman House

Kathy Connor
George Eastman Collection

585.271.3361 ex 242

900 East Ave
Rochester, NY 14607