Recently, My hubby and I drove to
A beautiful home built in 1905-1907
George was only 8 years old when his father passed away, leaving Mrs. Eastman alone to raise several Children. George's mother took in boarders to support her family and George dropped out of school at age 14 to help out. He was not a gifted boy but was able to get a job as an office boy at a local insurance agency. He later became a bookkeeper at the Rochester Bank.
When he was 24, he became interested in photography and found the equipment was very heavy to use and costly. In 1888, he invented his first camera using a roll system to instead of glass plates.
What does the name "Kodak" stand for? nothing! George made it up because he wanted a word that was associated with nothing else and had it's own identity. He invented the Brownie camera in 1900 with a $1.00 price tag. It became very popular with serviceman and children.
The company slogan became "You push the button and we do the rest"
In all, it is estimated the Eastman Contributed more than $100 million of his wealth for philanthropic purposes during his lifetime. He established the prestigious Eastman School of Music in 1921 and the
. Both are still in existence today. Eastman Dental College
He never married and built the home for himself and his ailing mother. In later years he suffered from severe diabetes and a spinal cord condition. So on March 14, 1932, at age 77, he took his own life with a single gunshot to the heart.
He left a note saying "My work is done, why wait?"
Amaze Me Monday * Mix it up Monday * Make it Pretty Monday * Cooking and Crafting with J and J * Busy Monday * Keep it simple Monday * Tasty Tuesday * Delicious Dishes * Inspire me Tuesday * Talk of the Town * Waste not Wednesday * Thrifty and Vintage Finds *Moonlight and Mason Jars * Before and After Wednesday * the Alder Collective * You Link it, We Make it * What's Cookin' Wednesday * Create it Thursday * Creatively crafty * Full plate Thursday * Throwback Thursday * The Handmade Hangout * The Pin Junkie * Anything blue Friday * Sweet Inspirations * Friday Finds * Foodie Friday * Photo Friday * Foodie Friday and Everything Else * Friday Features * Party Palooza * What To Do Weekends * Home Matters * Saturday Sparks * Best of the Weekend * Happiness is Homemade * Sundays at Home * What's for Dinner * Sunday Crafters-noon * Nifty Thrifty Sunday *
Weekend Snapshots * Wordless Wednesday * Image-in-ing * Photo Friday *