July 12th. 1854: Remembering George Eastman, Founder of Kodak

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  1. M.A.Longmore

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    Thank you very much for posting this. I agree it's sad there's no mention on Kodak's website.

    I did not know that George Eastman killed himself after living two years with intractable pain. That is sad too.
    David
     
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    One of the better kept secrets; it is probably the reason he was buried on company property rather than in Rochester's Mount Hope Cemetery.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Hope_Cemetery,_Rochester

    http://nyfalls.com/mt-hope-cemetery.html [mit photographs including Fall Colors]

    http://www.cityofrochester.gov/article.aspx?id=8589936771

    Steve
     
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    He was quite a man. He left ALL of his money to various charities -- MIT, Eastman School of Music -- much of it with attempted anonymity. And he certainly left behind a legacy. I think he would be quite sad to see what has happened to his company.
     
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    What amazing contributions. I am quite sure he is giving them the DIGIT.
     
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    amazing contributions --- exactly ...
     
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    Interesting article. A wonderful man!

    Jeff
     
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    Great entrepreneur and noble man.

    Interesting that notwithstanding the suicide he had a religious funeral service. I thought that at the time was not performed a religious function for suicide people (as absurd as that might be).
     
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    I just read George Eastman by Elizabeth Brayer. Johns Hopkins Press 199?. Interesting book that is well written and complete with hundreds of documented references.

    I highly recommend it.
     
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    there you go :smile:

    thanks bill !
     
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    Thanks for the update Bill.

    Ron
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    What an utterly facinating short article. I had never heard of that before. Thanks for the reference link! And even more thanks to Hannibal...

    Ken