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George Eastman

By the 1920s, the Eastman Kodak Company had a virtual monopoly of the photographic industry in the United States. In 1924, Eastman gave away half of his fortune--more than $75 million. Beneficiaries included the University of Rochester and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

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Mrs. Walter
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Mrs. Walter "Nobby" Clark on a mule in Egypt. Her husband worked for the Research laboratories of Eastman Kodak and was a generous donor of photographs to the NMAH collection in the 1960s-1970s.
Train traveling through the South, by Franklin Nizhols Corbin, about 1890
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Train traveling through the South, by Franklin Nizhols Corbin, about 1890


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