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This Day in History - March 14, 1932 - Suicide of George Eastman

On the 80th anniversary of the suicide of George Eastman, founder of Kodak, I am bringing this still life that Jack made from items in our collection to the top of my photostream. It includes early Kodak cameras as well as a medal with the likeness of George that was given to retiring Kodak employees. After years of ill health he died by his own hand leaving a note that said "To my friends: my work is done. Why wait?"

 

A "Kodak Girl" stands behind an arrangement of early Kodak material; a Kodak no. 1 camera, a Stereo Kodak Model 1 (1917-25), a George Eastman medal, a stencil for McAllister Co - Eyeglasses and Kodaks, prints from an Original or no. 1 Kodak, and an Eastman chemical bottle.

 

© Jack Wilgus

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Uploaded on March 14, 2012