The Invention Of The Kodak Camera
By : Blair Little
About George Eastman
George Eastman was born on July 2 , 1854 in waterville New York. He dropped out of high school at the age of 14 to add to the family income. He began as a messenger and office boy for insurance companies he eventually landed a job as a bookkeeper at the Rochester saving bank. When he was 24 he wanted to visit Santo Dimingo and he wanted to document the trip , but the photographic equipment was big, heavy and expensive. He bought all of the equipment but never took the trip instead he studied them.
George Eastman died on March 14, 1932 he died from suicide, he committed suicide because he was becoming so stressed out about the invention and everything with it.
- He invented a small box camera , the Kodak. This made it easier and less expensive to take photographs
- In 1885 he invented the first rolled photographic film using paper that was coated with light sensitive gelatin
- in 1888 he developed a simple hand held camera that used his rolled film and it could be marketed to the public. He also invented a dry and flexible photographic film and the Kodak cameras that could use the new film
- The significance of this invention is that he created a camera and this was not as heavy as the other camera's and it was less expensive, more efficient