This film is part of Free

The Boy Who Wanted to Make Pictures

Kodak pocket cameras provide the perfect substitute for a budding portrait artist in this early advert based on the drawings of Harold Bateman.

Advert 1924 4 mins Silent


A cartoon advertisement for Kodak demonstrates that their pocket cameras can be perfect for those who don’t feel gifted with other artistic talents. With cartoons by H.M. Bateman, famed for his The Man Who... and The Boy Who… newspaper series, animator David Barker brings movement to characters only previously seen in print.