George Eastman - Small Box Camera

By Anne Tran

George Eastman

  • Born July 2, 1854 - Died March 14, 1932
  • Is in the hall of fame
  • One of hid older sister died at the age of 16 when he was 8 from polio
  • He dropped out of school at the age of 14
  • Was an messenger, office boy for the insurance companies, and landed a job as a bookkeeper at Rochester Savings Bank
  • He suicide in 1932

The Kodak and Rolled Photographic Film Descriptions

  • The first camera was called "The Brownie"
  • "The Brownie" got it's name from Palmer Cox little character
  • "The Brownie that started it all
  • Leatherette covered card box with a wooden film carrier
  • Original has no fiber but did have V sighting lines on top
  • Clip on accessory reflecting the fiber
  • Detachable film winding key
  • 2 1/4" Square format


Made it easier to carry around and less costly to take photographs. To Lead a future film sales.