George Eastman

George Eastman
George Eastman
  • Born: July 12, 1854
  • Died: March 14, 1932
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Businessman, Inventor, Philanthropist









George Eastman was an American entrepreneur who founded the Eastman Kodak Company and popularized the use of roll film, helping to bring photography to the mainstream. Roll film was also the basis for the invention of motion picture film stock in 1888 by the world's first film-makers Eadweard Muybridge and Louis Le Prince, and a few years later by their followers Léon Bouly, William Kennedy Dickson, Thomas Edison, the Lumière Brothers, and Georges Méliès.

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I don't believe in men waiting until they are ready to die before using any of their money for helpful purposes. Money, Coins & Minting
I used to think that music was like lace upon a garment, nice to have but not necessary. I have come to believe that music is absolutely essential to our community life. Life ;Music, Chants & Rapps
If a man has wealth, he has to make a choice, because there is the money heaping up. He can keep it together in a bunch, and then leave it for others to administer after he is dead. Or he can get it into action and have fun, while he is still alive. I prefer getting it into action and adapting it to human needs, and making the plan work. Money, Coins & Minting ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
It is a medical fact that children can have a better chance in life with better looks, better health and more vigor if the teeth, nose, throat and mouth are taken proper care of at the crucial time of childhood. Life ;Time ;Health, Healthcare & Medicine
Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
The progress of the world depends almost entirely upon education. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
The world is moving, and a company that contents itself with present accomplishments soon falls behind.
What we do during our working hours determines what we have; what we do in our leisure hours determines what we are.
You push the button, we do the rest.