Slide 79 of 'A Look at Kodak Coburg Australia', showing a copied photographic portrait of George Eastman.

George Eastman was the founder of the American photographic company Eastman Kodak, established in 1892. This company was preceded by the Eastman Dry Plate Company in 1881 and the Eastman Dry Plate and Film Company in 1884.

George Eastman invented roll film and small, easy to use and affordable cameras that revolutionised popular photography. The slogan for his first cameras was 'You press the button, we do the rest'. Kodak was arguably the world's most significant photographic company, although they were greatly impacted by the advent of digital photography in the early 21st century and their operations have considerably diminished now.

This image is part of an album containing photographs (numbered 1 to 80) plus accompanying lecture notes for a slide presentation titled 'A Look At Kodak Coburg Australia', issued by the Photo Information Services Department at Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd, circa 1960s.

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Copy portrait of man in suit and glasses with grey hair.

Physical Description

Square colour photograph with white border.

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