It's A Snap!

It's A Snap!

George Eastman's First Photograph

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In 1877 in Rochester, New York, George Eastman couldn’t understand why picture-taking was so difficult. Having left school at fourteen to support his mother and two sisters, George decided to find out by making photography his hobby. He packed up glass plates, a plate holder, a tent, a heavy tripod, a thick piece of black cloth, a water jug, and chemicals and set off to take his first photograph.

George realized that not many people could own a camera — they were too expensive and the size of today’s microwave ovens! But how could he make picture-taking easier? Eventually, George created dry plates, and they were such a success that he opened his own dry-plate company in 1881. But this was only the beginning — George went on to invent film and the Brownie camera. The rest is history.

Monica Kulling’s spunky, playful text is beautifully complemented by the stunning pen-and-ink with watercolor illustrations of artist Bill Slavin.It’s a Snap! George Eastman’s First Photo introduces a new series for Tundra — the Great Idea Series — a must-have for schools, libraries, and parents alike.

Baker & Taylor
Looks at the life of George Eastman, from his inspiration for making dry photographic plates, to his further successes in the industry and his personal life.

Publisher: Toronto : Tundra Books, [2009]
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780887768811
0887768814
Branch Call Number: J B EASTM KULLI
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Slavin, Bill

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LocketLibrarian May 07, 2011

I love biographies in this format--makes a lot of information accessible quickly because it is told in picture book format.

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Ghouliacat
Apr 27, 2011

This book told me about how cameras were made and how the Kodak company started. I liked the story.

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Jialiang
Apr 12, 2011

aksan

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tdye135
Mar 31, 2011

this book was good a little and funny and sad

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xXJessicaxX
Mar 31, 2011

This book was great.

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jj0800
Mar 30, 2011

i do not like it

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emeka12345
Mar 29, 2011

it tells about a man who made the first camera

dragongirl Mar 20, 2011

It was fine, but did not add anything new.

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Lizy215
Mar 14, 2011

the book is wierd

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Governor1
Mar 11, 2011

Informative book with great illustrations.

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