George Eastman: Bringing Photography to the People

George Eastman: Bringing Photography to the People

by Lynda Pflueger
     
 

While history books consider George Eastman to be the father of photography, most people are unaware that his contributions to the world extended far beyond his multimillion-dollar company, Eastman Kodak.

A banker by trade, his determination to improve and simplify his weekend hobby led to discovering cutting-edge photographic technology and the birth of his own

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Overview

While history books consider George Eastman to be the father of photography, most people are unaware that his contributions to the world extended far beyond his multimillion-dollar company, Eastman Kodak.

A banker by trade, his determination to improve and simplify his weekend hobby led to discovering cutting-edge photographic technology and the birth of his own business. A shrewd and principled businessman, he was a pioneer in customer service, employee relations, and worldwide product distribution. A generous philanthropist, his donations helped build universities, improve healthcare, and advance scientific research.

His fascinating journey is deftly chronicled in George Eastman: Bringing Photography to the People, where readers will be inspired by a man whose invention and passion improved the lives of millions of people and the pictures they took.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 7-10-Photography was just a hobby for Eastman until he decided to improve on the process of developing film. He created a formula for ready-to-use dry plates, started manufacturing them, and then went on to create the Kodak camera. He was a shrewd businessman, yet insisted on sharing his company's wealth with employees and shareholders. His business acumen was tested, though, as he fought court battles over patents and an antitrust suit. The book is balanced by substantial information on the man's philanthropy as well as his devotion to his family. Suffering from spinal stenosis, he ended his life in 1932. Black-and-white photos illustrate the text. A fine introduction to a true visionary.-Carol Fazioli, formerly at The Brearley School, New York City Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766016170
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Series:
Historical American Biographies Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

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