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GEORGE EASTMAN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 04/26/1929 - HFSID 159678

GEORGE EASTMAN George Eastman writes letter to Dean of Columbia Graduate School of Journalism Autograph Letter Signed: "George Eastman", 1p, 5¾x7. Halifax County, N.C., 1929 April 26. On letterhead of Oak Lodge to Mr. Wiley.

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Condition: lightly creased
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GEORGE EASTMAN
George Eastman writes letter to Dean of Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
Autograph Letter Signed: "George Eastman", 1p, 5¾x7. Halifax County, N.C., 1929 April 26. On letterhead of Oak Lodge to Mr. Wiley. In full: "Many thanks for the advance copy of the Times containing review of Ackerman's biography. It is the most discriminating of all those I have seen". Ackerman was CARL W. ACKERMAN (1890-1970), whose biography, George Eastman: Founder of Kodak and the Photography Business, was published in 1930 by Beard Books. Ackerman, a war correspondent during WWI and later the Dean of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, wrote after Eastman's death in 1932: "Mr. Eastman was a giant in his day. The social philosophy, which he practiced in building his company, was not only far in advance of the thinking during his lifetime, but it will be years before it is generally recognized and accepted." Oak Lodge was Eastman's winter home in Ringwood, North Carolina. American inventor and manufacturer George Eastman (1854-1932) revolutionized the photography industry with his inventions of flexible film (1884) and the inexpensive Kodak box camera (1888). He entered the photographic plate-making business in 1880 after inventing a machine to coat glass plates. The mass production of his dollar Brownie camera in 1900 made photography available to children. Eastman's philanthropic gifts to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Rochester (New York) and the Eastman School of Music, which he founded, exceeded $100 million. Lightly creased. Lightly shaded from prior framing. Tackhead-size stain at lower left blank margin, red pencil mark beneath signature. Overall, fine condition.

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