July 12 Birthday: George Eastman. IT’S A SNAP! GEORGE EASTMAN’S FIRST PHOTOGRAPH

July 12, 1854 – March 14, 1932
George Eastman, photographer, inventor

Overview

George
Eastman had a new hobby: photography. The year was 1877, and photography
was not as easy as you might think. It cost a lot and the equipment was
bulky, but George was about to change all that. What he lacked in
formal education, George more than made up for in ingenuity: he invented
dry plates, film, and the Brownie camera! The rest is history.
     For anyone who has ever taken a picture or posed for one, It’s a Snap! George Eastman’s First Photograph,
with its playful, informative text and lively illustrations, is a
splendid introduction to biography, to photography, and to the amazing
man who had so much to do with putting picture-taking within reach of us
all.
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