In 1945, Kodak accidentally discovered the US were secretly testing nuclear bombs because the fallout made their films look fogged.
In 1946 Kodak customers complained about film developing cloudy. Kodak investigated & found the corn husks used for packing was radioactive. They discovered something that was not public knowledge; the packaging was exposed to fallout from the world’s first nuclear bomb explosion.
In 2010 Kodak discontinued the famed Kodachrome film. The last roll was shot by acclaimed National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry best known for his portrait ‘Afghan Girl’. The last 36 slides captured images around New York and a tribe in India on the verge of extinction.
The Kodak company used a 13-month calendar from 1924 to 1989 and George Eastman pushed for its worldwide acceptance.