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It's a Snap!

George Eastman's First Photograph

By Monica Kulling

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.

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9780887768811


Format: Book
Author: Kulling, Monica
Summary: A biography of George Eastman--the inventor of dry plates, film, and the Brownie camera.
Title: It's a snap! : George Eastman's first photograph / Monica Kulling ; illustrated by Bill Slavin.
Publisher Date: Toronto : Tundra Books, c2009.
Subject: Eastman, George, 1854-1932 -- Juvenile literature. Kodak camera -- Juvenile literature. Photographic industry -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature. Inventors -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Isbn: 9780887768811 0887768814
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: B Eastman
Oclc: 272544567
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Bib Id: 346945

Format: Book
Author: Kulling, Monica
Summary: A biography of George Eastman--the inventor of dry plates, film, and the Brownie camera.
Title: It's a snap! : George Eastman's first photograph / Monica Kulling ; illustrated by Bill Slavin.
Publisher, Date: Toronto : Tundra Books, c2009.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Series: Great idea series
Series: Kulling, Monica. Great idea series
Subjects: Eastman, George, 1854-1932 -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Kodak camera -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Photographic industry -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Inventors -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Other Author: Slavin, Bill
LCCN: 2010455136
ISBN: 9780887768811
ISBN: 0887768814
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: B Eastman