Do you know who George Eastman was? He was an American innovator and entrepreneur who founded the Eastman Kodak Company and invented roll film, helping to bring photography to the mainstream in the 1880’s. The roll film was also the basis for the invention of motion picture film in 1888.
George Eastman also known as GE among his friends and colleagues, expand the film industry. And GE lived an affluent lifestyle. He built a 35,000-square-foot Colonial Revival house on an eight and one-half acres estate. The house has 37 rooms, 13 baths, and nine fireplaces. The estate originally included a stable, garage, barn, five greenhouses, and many vegetable and flower gardens. And the house today is a National Historic Landmark.
Last Sunday, March 11, 2012, I joined a sign language tour at the George Eastman House to learn more about who this great American entrepreneur was. I discovered GE a truly fascinating person and that our sign language guide was really knowledgeable about GE and his house that is now a museum.
The best things about GE was his business mind and how he kept not only his business but also the events in his life such as when he host events and manage things around his house were as well very organized. Also GE had the most generous personality where he shared so much of the income from his business, giving it away to many organizations and persons. And also not to mention the house GE lived in was exciting. The history and features of GE’s beautiful home was so fascinating that affluence of the early 1900’s is clearly understood throughout the tour.
Though best part of the tour at George Eastman House was that the tour guide signed. This was nice experience. George Eastman House offers sign language tours from time to time. Check with George Eastman House for the next sign language tour. Or check with me as I’m bound to go back again.