Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The house that George built

Anyone with even a passing knowledge of photography knows the name Eastman Kodak, a company currently in the news.  The founder of the company was George Eastman, and this is the house that he built.  It was here that he hosted friends like Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.

Today the house, like the company that George created, is in winter and under overcast skys.  Kodak's slow downward trajectory over the last 25 years has undone the greatness achieved in its first 100 years.

Today the house is the home to the International Museum of Photography and Film, with exhibit space in a modern addition on the back of the residence.  But with the current status of Kodak and its legacy product, the emphasis is on "museum" and not "film".

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