Saturday Scenes

Wed 6 May 2009

Girls on Film

Filed under: #satscene —— Sylvia @ 14:52

On the 2nd of May, 1887, the Reverend Hannibal Goodwin patented celluloid photographic film.

Plastics Historical Society page about Hannibal Goodwin says:

He took up photography so that he could produce his own illustrations for his talks. He experimented with cellulose nitrate as a less fragile material than glass for making lantern slides and in 1887, the year he retired from the church he had served for 20 years, Goodwin filed a patent for “a photographic pellicle and process of producing same … especially in connection with roller cameras”.

In 1900, Goodwin set up the Goodwin Film & Camera Co. but before film production had started he was involved in a street accident near a construction site and died from his injuries. His patent was sold to Ansco who successfully sued Eastman Kodak for infringement of the patent and were awarded $5,000,000.

On the 2nd of May, 2009, Twitter users took photographs all over the world with their digital cameras and then submitted them to @satscenes!

Take a look:

All the cool kids on Twitter are submitting Saturday Scenes. Pop by and tell them hello!

Why don’t you join us? It’s easy:

  1. Take a photograph on a Saturday
  2. Upload the photograph
  3. Send a tweet to @SatScenes with the url

I’m looking forward to seeing your Saturday Scene in the next edition!

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