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George Eastman
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Inventor
    (July 12, 1854-March 14, 1932)
    Founder of Eastman Kodak
    Invented and patented a dry plate formula for film processing
    Invented the first amateur snapshot camera, called the Brownie (1888)
    Invented the first flexible transparent film on a celluloid roll (1889)
    He was sued by competitor, Hannibal Goodwin, over a patent infringement (ended 1914 - eleven year court battle).
    After a long bout with illness, he committed suicide (1932).
    He made the University of Rochester the beneficiary of a gift to establish the Eastman School of Music.
    He had a strong relationship with his mother.
    At 14 years old, he worked as a messenger boy, making $3 a week (1868).
    He dedicated his life to improving the quality of photography and making it accessible to amateurs.
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