On October 14, 1884, photography pioneer, George Eastman, received his patent for a paper-strip photographic film. Initially, photography was primarily done using "wet plates", which was expensive and annoying to transport.
Eastman is well known for starting the Eastman Kodak Company, which is famous for advancing photographic technology. Their most notable innovation was making
cameras more portable and compact, which only when these were released did photographic film become popular.