Lodak Announces Discontinuation of Kodachrome Film (2009)

Manufactured by Kodak from 1935 to 2009, Kodachrome was the first commercially successful color film and was used to capture some of the most iconic images of the late 20th century.

The film was known for its stability — if stored properly, it could be developed decades after being exposed and would retain its color and density for decades.

Yet, advances in digital photography and the development of competing films considerably reduced demand.