Did You Know…Cameras and Guns

Did you know…

war-and-media-cartoon

That Cameras and guns share a common history – in the early days of photography and the manufacturing of cameras, some dry plate cameras were modeled on Colt revolver mechanisms. The design of a motion picture cameras was modeled on machine guns. When William Walker and George Eastman of Kodak developed a new paper negative it was created with gun cotton. This technique was expanded upon by a French inventor who created a gelatinized gun cotton that could be cut into strips; which permitted the first modern smokeless gun powder. Source: David Campbell

Cartoon credit: Jon Kudelka, The Australian, 2004. From a postcard representing ‘Behind the Lines’, a traveling exhibition developed and presented by the National Museum of Australia.

For other odd ball pieces of photographic information (potentially useless but still fun), check out the Did you Know and Quotes Categories of my page. I will be posting one or two a week.

To all the shutterbugs…Happy Shooting!

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