20 January 2012
Last updated at 01:18
Kodak has filed for bankruptcy protection, marking the demise of the analogue era. BBC website readers have been celebrating the company that invented the hand-held camera by sending us their photos taken with Kodak cameras. This camera is from 1949 and the photo was sent in by Magdalena Portmann, Brighton.
Alex Hanson: "I took the picture on Kodak stock. It was taken in poor villages in Bangladesh around 1983."
Magdalena Portmann photographed by her father Arthur on Kodak film. The picture was taken in Werthenstein, Switzerland, in 1949.
The Kodak Instamatic 300 was the first Kodak to be tested by Which? magazine in July 1965. Copyright: Which?
Birmingham New Street Station taken on a Kodak DUO620 around 1945. Photo: Robert Bovill
Hinstock village in Shropshire, England, photographed with a Kodak DUO620 around 1945. Photo: Robert Bovill
The Kodak team on the site of their works in Kirby, UK. Keith Hawkins, who sent the photo to the BBC, said: "Back then in the US, when a camera was referred to, people called it a Kodak, a bit like the way some people still say Hoover for vacuum cleaner."
Alan Mackenzie: "I started my working life in the photographic department of Boots in Western Road, Brighton. This photograph was taken around 1960 on the top floor where we held a special 'Photo Week'". Send us your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. For terms and conditions visit bbc.co.uk/terms