The Kodak Home Movie System of the 1950s

"Fun's more fun, when you save it in pictures!" goes the theme song of this 1959 ad for Kodak's easy to-use-consumer cameras. Courtesy of the Internet Archive, the spot is a reminder of Kodak's golden age, now that the company is on the verge of bankruptcy. For more on how Kodak helped create the practice of documenting life in photos, don't miss Alexis Madrigal's "The Triumph of Kodakery: The Camera Maker May Die, But the Culture It Created Survives."

For more films from the Internet Archive, visit http://www.archive.org/.

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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