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  (b. 12 July 1854 Waterville, New York, USA   d. 14 March 1932 Rochester, New York, USA )  

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George EASTMAN was born 12 July 1854 in Waterville, New York, USA. George EASTMAN was the child of ?   and   ?

George EASTMAN died 14 March 1932 in Rochester, New York, USA.

Occupation: merican entrepreneur who founded the Eastman Kodak Company and helped to bring the photographic use of roll film into the mainstream

son of George Washington Eastman and Maria Eastman (née Kilbourn)

He never married

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12 July 1854
Waterville, New York, USA
George Eastman was a pioneer in the world of photography, best known for founding the Eastman Kodak Company and making photography accessible to the masses. Born on July 12, 1854, in Waterville, New York, he grew up in Rochester and later became synonymous with the city.

Eastman's early life wasn't all sunshine and rainbows. His father died when he was just eight years old, and his family's financial situation became challenging. Despite the hardships, George was a bright and curious kid. He left school at 14 to help support his family but continued educating himself through reading.

In the 1870s, Eastman worked as a clerk in an insurance company. It wasn't the most exciting job, but it gave him the opportunity to save some money and pursue his interests. He became fascinated with photography, a hobby that was still in its infancy.

Back in those days, photography was a complicated and expensive process. Cameras were bulky, and the whole procedure of taking and developing...Read MORE...

1884 - Photographic film is invented (George Eastman, United States)

A certificate was filed yesterday in the county clerk's office showing that the capital stock of the Eastman Dry Plate and Film company $200,000, has been fully paid up. The trustees are Henry A. Strong, Edwin O. Sage, J. H. Kent, George Eastman and William H. Walker. The company is preparing to introduce its new discovery, paper dry plates.
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Democrat and Chronicle
Rochester, New York
December 20, 1884
1888 - September 4 – George Eastman registers the trademark Kodak, and receives a patent for his camera which uses roll film.
Philadelphia, Friday, October 26, 1888.
The Kodak Camera is the latest photographic novelty; 100 pictures without a stop. Anybody can do it. To-morrow (Saturday) from 2 to 5 P.M. we shall show how easy it is for a novice to take photographs. Bring your friends. Ask at Optical Goods counter. Juniper street entrance.
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The Times
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
October 26, 1888
death1932 Death
14 March 1932
Rochester, New York, USA
1932 - March 14 – George Eastman, founder of Kodak, commits suicide.

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March 14, 1932

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