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M.A.Longmore
07-12-2011, 05:25 AM
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Remembering George Eastman, Founder of Kodak, Inventor of Roll Film


http://www.photography-news.com/2011/07/remembering-george-eastman-founder-of.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=facebook


I got excited when I found this posted on Facebook, and I immediately
jumped over to the Kodak site. Just to see what festivities they had planned.

NOTHING !!! ... That's A Sad Situation

Ron
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David Lindquist
07-12-2011, 11:46 AM
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Remembering George Eastman, Founder of Kodak, Inventor of Roll Film


http://www.photography-news.com/2011/07/remembering-george-eastman-founder-of.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=facebook


I got excited when I found this posted on Facebook, and I immediately
jumped over to the Kodak site. Just to see what festivities they had planned.

NOTHING !!! ... That's A Sad Situation

Ron
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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

Sirius Glass
07-12-2011, 01:18 PM
I did not know that George Eastman killed himself after living two years with intractable pain. That is sad too.
David

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

Neanderman
07-12-2011, 01:25 PM
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.

richard ide
07-12-2011, 08:50 PM
What amazing contributions. I am quite sure he is giving them the DIGIT.

jnanian
07-12-2011, 09:06 PM
What amazing contributions. I am quite sure he is giving them the DIGIT.


amazing contributions --- exactly ...

Jeff Kubach
07-13-2011, 02:15 AM
Interesting article. A wonderful man!

Jeff

Diapositivo
07-13-2011, 04:59 AM
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).

cowanw
07-13-2011, 06:01 AM
Not to be picky as to Eastman's remarkable contributions, let us not forget the real inventor of roll film, the Rev. Hannibal Goodwin.
http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/tag/ansco/

laser
07-13-2011, 07:51 AM
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.

jnanian
07-13-2011, 09:30 AM
Not to be picky as to Eastman's remarkable contributions, let us not forget the real inventor of roll film, the Rev. Hannibal Goodwin.
http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/tag/ansco/

there you go :)

thanks bill !

M.A.Longmore
07-13-2011, 10:49 PM
Not to be picky as to Eastman's remarkable contributions, let us not forget the real inventor of roll film, the Rev. Hannibal Goodwin.
http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/tag/ansco/
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Thanks for the update Bill.

Ron
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Ken Nadvornick
07-13-2011, 10:57 PM
Not to be picky as to Eastman's remarkable contributions, let us not forget the real inventor of roll film, the Rev. Hannibal Goodwin.
http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/tag/ansco/

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