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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The George Eastman House

American inventor and innovator George Eastman founded the Eastman Kodak company. Although he passed away in 1932, his legacy lives on until today.

Here are pictures of the George Eastman House, now a museum that chronicles the stages in the development of modern consumer photography and cinema. The museum is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 AM to 5 PM, except Thursdays when the museum is open until 8 PM. The George Eastman House is also open during Sundays from 1 PM to 5 PM. Adults pay $8.00 for admission. Seniors over 60, students and children from 5-12, get a reduced admission fee ($6.00, $5.00 and $3.00 respectively). Museum members and children under 4 years of age can enter for free.

The last picture is George Eastman's suicide note that reads, "To my Friends, My work is done. Why wait?"





























6 comments:

Borneo Falcon said...

Nice museum. His achievements are well preserved here

Berryblitz said...

very interesting. thanks for sharing this one.

Topaz Horizon said...

Well, I envy him that: he knew when his time was up. Isn't it horrible to stay alive, say, through a rape, a terrible accident, a tragedy, or even well into old age and you're a burden to all, and then everyone tells you, "You are alive. You must still have work to do," then you have to wait and find out what that is?

Me, I wish I can also snuff myself out like that when I'm done. "Party's over, folks! I bid you adieu!" But of course I can't!

4ever7 said...

topaz horizon ~ Though he knew his time was up, he also knew that his legacy would live on. He sparked an entire revolution, and thanks to his pioneering efforts, he set the trend for decades beyond his demise.

borneo falcon, berryblitz ~ It's definitely a must to visit when you're in the Downtown Rochester area.

Ely said...

Trivia: George Eastman was gay.

(Info from Red Brillantes.)

Topaz Horizon said...

That's what I envy him for--he knew his time was up and he knew his legacy will go on. For most of us normal ordinary folk, our only legacy is our children. How sad is that!!!