Definition of George Eastman from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


George Eastman

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(1854-1932) the American who invented a camera small enough to carry and film in a flexible roll. He started a company in 1884 that later became the Eastman Kodak Company. His Kodak box camera was first sold in 1888 and the Brownie camera in 1900. This made photography available to many ordinary people for the first time.