By GARY FONVILLE
Forgotten NY correspondent
In my travels around New York City, I saw these two examples as evidence of Kodak’s former dominance in consumer photography and was then prompted to do this entry. I know there are many FNY fans who have many fond memories of their Kodak cameras, and perhaps can share them with us. On a personal note, I remember the joy of my aunt giving me a Kodak camera kit, complete with a flash attachment, for Christmas, 1964, when I was almost 13 years of age. What a feeling it was to have my own camera and take pictures when I wanted to. It got even better when I was able to scrape up some extra money to buy COLOR film. It didn’t get better than that! Oh, I almost forgot, you had to scrape up even more money to buy the individual bulbs for the flash attachment. Memories, memories!
Above: This newsstand at the entrance of the Broadway Junction complex at Van Sinderen Ave., between Fulton and Truxton Streets that hosts three stations, Broadway Junction, East New York (A,C), Broadway Junction (L), Broadway Junction, Eastern Parkway (J,Z). Kodacolor VR-G likely refers to a professional grade film that Kodak once manufactured back in the day. This stand was where you could likely purchase film or drop your film off to be processed into photographs.
Photofaction, at 117 7th Avenue, between President and Carroll Streets in Park Slope, Brooklyn still sports a huge Kodak sign with the company’s logo.