Inventions Post Civil War: Camera

By: Adison Wetherell

About George Eastman

George Was the youngest of 3 children who lived with his mother who was a widow.

George dropped out of school when he was 14 to work due to his families circumstances and worked as a office boy in a insurance company.

The Kodak Camera

George Eastman was the inventor of the first dry plates used for cameras which made the photos more flexible and easy to use. He found out a cellulose solution that helped support the rolls of photos and the photo itself. In his words he said that he want "to make the camera as convenient as the pencil".

Civil War Significance

It was the first portable camera made in history. It made it easier and less costly to take photographs as well.