Put A Camera In Your Pocket

Posted Aug 18, 2023

Amy Johnson, Curator
David Stichweh, Photographer
Mckenzie Bray, Intern
Special thanks to Susan Fagan, collection consultant
August 21, 2023 – December 1, 2023
Public Reception: Thursday, August 24 from 4p – 6p

The Richard B. Brandt Collection of historic cameras documents the rise of photography as a popular pastime and essential tool for recording memories. Eastman Kodak Company, the manufacturer of most of the cameras in the collection, led developments in making photography an accessible and affordable technology. Kodak’s advertising campaigns of the 1890s through the 1950s became part of American popular culture, including the “Kodak girl,” “Take a Kodak with you,” and “You push the button, we’ll do the rest.” This exhibition shows how innovations in technology, business, and visual culture shaped modern American life from the late nineteenth century to the 1950s.  
The Richard B. Brandt Collection was made possible through the generous donation of Otterbein Professor Emeritus Susan Fagan, in honor of her late husband Richard “Rick” Brandt.


Location and Hours

Fisher Gallery
Roush Hall
27 S. Grove Street
Westerville, OH 43081

9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Daily
Closed Holidays and Breaks


All exhibitions are free and open to the public.