Without pioneers like George Eastman Kodak, an American inventor, our world of photography as we know it today may not even exist. He founded the Eastman Kodak Company and invented roll film, helping to bring photography to the mainstream. Roll film was also the basis for the invention of motion picture film in 1888.
In 1884, Eastman patented the first film in roll form to prove practicable; in 1888 he perfected the Kodak camera, the first camera designed specifically for roll film. In 1892, he established the Eastman Kodak Company which still exists today. He was a generous philanthropist, donating in excess of over $100 million over the course of his lifetime. Thanks to his efforts, over 1 trillion photos were taken in 2015 and even more are expected in 2016. I wonder if Mr. Eastman ever envisioned that?
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