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

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    Remembering George Eastman, Founder of Kodak, Inventor of Roll Film


    http://www.photography-news.com/2011...edium=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

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.A.Longmore View Post
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    Remembering George Eastman, Founder of Kodak, Inventor of Roll Film


    http://www.photography-news.com/2011...edium=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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Lindquist View Post
    I did not know that George Eastman killed himself after living two years with intractable pain. That is sad too.
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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.


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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.
    "I only wanted Uncle Vern standing by his new car (a Hudson) on a clear day. I got him and the car. I also got a bit of Aunt Mary's laundry, and Beau Jack, the dog, peeing on a fence, and a row of potted tuberous begonias on the porch and 78 trees and a million pebbles in the driveway and more. It's a generous medium, photography." -- Lee Friedlander

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    What amazing contributions. I am quite sure he is giving them the DIGIT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by richard ide View Post
    What amazing contributions. I am quite sure he is giving them the DIGIT.

    amazing contributions --- exactly ...
    Last edited by jnanian; 07-12-2011 at 10:50 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Interesting article. A wonderful man!

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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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    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 are a great many things I am in doubt about at the moment, and I should consider myself favoured if you would kindly enlighten me. Signed, Doubtful, off to Canada." (BJP 1914).

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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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