Sadly, after Kodak finally filed for bankruptcy protection a couple weeks ago, I sold 150 shares (devalued about 45%) and kept 100 as a kind of souvenir in the hopes that they might see a bankruptcy bounce. They bounced slightly but not enough and I got tired seeing the stock — trading as a “pink slip” off the stock exchange — mucking around 30 to 35 cents so after a full month (December 30 to January 30) I finally sold it all once it hit 35 cents. My total loss was about $70, but the loss to the history of photography in American is greater.
On the day Kodak filed I took my Kodak Brownie Hawkeye Flash out for a shoot. I’ve also decided finally to christen my 8×10 Kodak 2D view camera (the one I do pinhole photos with) “George” in honor of George Eastman….
Musings & Experiments
- Collodion Bastards and the Indian Connection
- R.B. Graflex Series D Lens Catalog
- The R.B. Graflex Series D Restoration Project
- Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 2012
- It’s Official: I’m a Large Format Whore
- A New “Book” Project?
- No Longer a Kodak Shareholder
- Kodak Restructures and Brings My Shares Back to Break Even
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