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    Posted 7 years ago

    rniederman
    (325 items)

    Here are more interior pictures showing some of the amazing detail inside George Eastman’s house. The last image is of a special letter written by Eastman. It is well known to many of us in the camera collecting community. To quote from the www.pbs.org website:

    “On March 14, 1932, Eastman invited some friends to witness a change of his will. After some joking and warm conversation, asked them to leave so that he could write a note. Moments later, he shot himself once in the heart with an automatic pistol. The note found by the household staff read simply: "To my friends, My work is done--, Why wait?" When his casket was carried out of the Eastman House, the accompanying music was *Marche Romaine*.”

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    Comments

    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      Fascinating story.
    2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 years ago
      for some bizarre reason, i imagined it in black and white!
    3. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks, aghcollect!

      BB2 ... yes it is a fascinating story ... then again, so was the man.
    4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      Looked him up & was slightly surprised to see that he was an atheist.
    5. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks!
      kyratango
      vetraio50
      ho2cultcha
      ron1939
      racer4four
    6. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks, David!
    7. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks!
      Hunter
      f64imager
      Manikin
    8. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      stunning!!!!
    9. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks!
      SEAN68
      gargoylecollector
      PatSea
    10. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks, Michael!
    11. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks!
      Radegunder
      ho2cultcha

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