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Cartoon of George Eastman carrying equipment for wet plate photography

Camillus Kessler (American)1923

George Eastman Museum

George Eastman Museum

Some people saw George Eastman’s experiments with photography—like his attempts to make images on his lunch hour from the bank—as a curious or foolish endeavor. Eastman’s efforts paid off, however. He invested in a loft in downtown Rochester, New York, where he would open his first factory, and eventually, he left his job at the bank.

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  • Title: Cartoon of George Eastman carrying equipment for wet plate photography
  • Creator: Camillus Kessler (American)
  • Date Created: 1923
  • Credit line: George Eastman Museum, museum accession

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