Monday, January 3, 2011

End of an era: Last Roll of Kodachrome Film Developed

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 3:02 PM on 31st December 2010

It was a photographic breakthrough that helped capture some of the 20th century's most iconic images.

But now Kodachrome, the first commercially successful colour film, has become history itself after it was developed for the last time yesterday.

Dwayne's Photo, a family-run business in Parsons, Kansas, was the last place in the world where the 75-year-old Kodak product could be developed.

The die was cast after Kodak announced in June last year that it would stop making the chemicals needed to develop Kodachrome in a round of cost-cutting after the company reported a £84million loss. Read more

Photographer Steve McCurry looks at his famous portrait of an Afghan girl, used on the front cover of National Geographic Magazine in 1985. The influential picture was taken on Kodachrome stock

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