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The Resource George Eastman : a biography, Elizabeth Brayer

George Eastman : a biography, Elizabeth Brayer

Label
George Eastman : a biography
Title
George Eastman
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Brayer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This life of George Eastman is the first biography since 1930 of the man who transformed the world of photography. As a 23-year-old bank clerk, Eastman bought his first camera and began simplifying the cumbersome and messy wet-plate process. With only two years' experience, he patented a dry-plate coating machine and began selling photographic plates. Soon, the business was doing so well that he quit his job at the bank and started his own company. Eastman's success was based in part on his own inventions, but even more on his ability to raise capital, recruit technically skilled employees, sell his own products, and outmaneuver his competitors. More importantly, Brayer draws a vivid portrait of the man behind the money. Eastman worked hard at staying out of the limelight and even insisted that his donations be kept anonymous, prompting the Boston Globe to call him "America's most modest and least-known millionaire." His aggressive business personality was a sharp contrast to his personal life: Eastman once joked that it was his goal to take two six-month vacations in a year. He would regularly forsake the office to bicycle around Europe or ride a stagecoach through the snowy trails of Yellowstone Park. He was an art lover, who once bartered 60 shares of Kodak stock in the 1890s for a painting he felt he must have, and a classical music enthusiast, who built a school for the training of virtuosos. His contributions built a new campus for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a new medical school for the University of Rochester. Finally, he became the largest contributor to the education of African Americans during the 1920s and the Tuskeegee Institute's most important benefactor
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brayer, Elizabeth
Dewey number
  • 338.7/61681418/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
TR140.E3
LC item number
B73 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Photography
  • Industrialists
  • Eastman, George
Label
George Eastman : a biography, Elizabeth Brayer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [539]-607) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 5.
  • Philanthropy under a bushel
  • pt. 6.
  • The final decade
  • pt. 1.
  • Beginnings
  • pt. 2.
  • "You press the button ..."
  • pt. 3.
  • The goose hangs high
  • pt. 4.
  • The upstate Lorenzo at ease
Control code
32591072
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 637 pages
Isbn
9780801852633
Isbn Type
(acid−free paper)
Lccn
95009513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
George Eastman : a biography, Elizabeth Brayer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [539]-607) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 5.
  • Philanthropy under a bushel
  • pt. 6.
  • The final decade
  • pt. 1.
  • Beginnings
  • pt. 2.
  • "You press the button ..."
  • pt. 3.
  • The goose hangs high
  • pt. 4.
  • The upstate Lorenzo at ease
Control code
32591072
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 637 pages
Isbn
9780801852633
Isbn Type
(acid−free paper)
Lccn
95009513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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