This section is from the "Studio Light Incorporating The Aristo Eagle - The Artura Bulletin 1911" book, by Aristo Motto. Also see Amazon: Studio Light Incorporating The Aristo Eagle - The Artura Bulletin 1911.
The awards made in the 1911 Kodak Advertising Contest would indicate that interest in this line of camera work is gradually working westward.
The profession is undoubtedly awakening to the fact that there is a future for it in this branch of photography which not only taxes the ability of the man as a photographer but requires careful thought and study of the matter from the standpoint of the advertising man as well.
As usual the prizes have been won by those pictures that told their story in the most simple and convincing manner. We wish to thank those who took part in the contest for the interest shown. The awards were as follows:
Grand Prize - $500.00 - S. H. Lifshey, Brooklyn, N. Y.
First Prize - $500.00 - Mns. Mary L. Taylor, Indianapolis, Ind.
Second Prize - $400.00 - D. Van de Venter, Winona Lake, Ind.
Third Prize - $250.00 - A. E. Riley, Coshocton, Ohio.
Fourth Prize - $150.00 - H. W. Gallichan, Gravenhurst, Ont., Can.
Fifth Prize - $100.00 - J. B. Hostetler, Davenport, Iowa.
First Prize - $300.00 - Mrs. Gits Wintemberg, East Cleveland, Ohio.
Second Prize - $150.00 - James L. Baldwin, Auburn, N. Y.
Third Prize - $75.00 - Harry F. Blanchard, South Glen Falls, N. Y.
Fourth Prize - $50.00 - H. Krebs, Wayne, Pa.
Fifth Prize - $25.00 - Miss Emilie Zeckvver, Philadelphia, Pa.
The following competent and representative men in their respective lines acted as judges:
Dudley Hoyt, New York City.
J. H. Garo, Boston, Mass.
Geo. H. Fowler, Adv. Mgr., Colgate & Co., New York.
Curtis P. Brady, Adv. Mgr., McClure's Magazine, New York.
Clarence D. Newell, Secy., Frank Seaman, Inc., New York.
From An Artura Iris Print By Schaldenbrand Bros. Pittsburgh, Pa.
In March, 1900, the Canadian Kodak Co., Limited, commenced business in Toronto, and its remarkable growth from small beginnings most satisfactorily emphasizes the fact that Canadians will heartily support Canadian-made products of quality.
At the commencement but ten employees were necessary, and a small three - story building, twenty by seventy-two feet, sufficed to house the entire plant. At the present time the employees number three hundred, and the plant, with the new addition just completed, encloses an area of one hundred and fifty thousand square feet.
Within the confines of this plant are manufactured thousands of the famous Kodaks and Brownie cameras, hundreds of miles of the sensitive film for the taking of the pictures, acres in area of glass dry plates and sensitized papers, and tons of the chemicals necessary for the after processes of picture making.
As a basis on which to estimate the enormous output of this company, it may be stated that the annual output of film if extended in a strip two and a quarter inches wide would much more than loop the distance from Toronto to Quebec, and the sensitized paper in a like strip would reach from the Atlantic to the Pacific, while glass plates would serve to floor a two-foot bridge across Lake Ontario.
The picture on the following page shows only the front of the executive buildings.