Tuesday, March 29, 2011

K is for Kodak

K is for Kodak. (I figured "why not?" after all, I posted on Xerox last time around.)

I've not taken the time to look up the history of George Eastman and his Kodak Company this evening, instead I am going by memory. I recall reading once upon a time that George created the name "Kodak," though I can not recall how or why.

The Eastman Kodak company was the "other place" everyone's father worked when I was a child. (The first being Xerox.) My father was once offered a job there but turned it down because he was tired of sitting behind a desk. Kodak is one of the companies that made Rochester, NY famous and it is still (I think) a big part of what Rochester is. (What exactly that is, I am not sure...)

Anyway, even if the Kodak Company went world- wide, the George Eastman House remains in Rochester. The gardens are beautiful, as is the interior of the mansion. I have been inside just once as admission is rather expensive. Last time we opted to enjoy touring the outside gardens instead.

And, last of all, I found it fun that my son did a little graphic design work for Kodak when he worked for a local company. One here and one here.

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  1. I think the loss of Kodak has impacted Rochester, tho.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  2. Wow, what a house. I would love to see the inside of it.

  3. Beautiful house!

    Have a little tour of Korea, come by and see.

  4. Kodak..very well known company..
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  5. Yes, Roger, I believe it has.

  6. That's an impressive portfolio!

  7. I would love to go there someday!

    Martha, we had the daunting task of cleaning out my parent's house a few years back, and same thing, it had been the family home for 43 years. My dreams take place in that neighborhood, in that house. My sister and I had the grim task of sorting through my mother's things for my father, while he was there at the house. We laughed and cried at the things she saved. Now my sister and I view the things we own differently, imagining the day our own children have to go through our drawers and bins and storage chests....there is nothing like it, it brings sadness but it is also very interesting. I have not driven down "our street" since the new family has moved into that childhood home, I couldn't bear it.I know it is totally irrational, but I want to just go to that house and walk in and have them sitting there....wah. Anyway, hugs to you in this Martha.

  8. Beautiful take on K!

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  9. That is such a beautiful place. My great uncle worked for Eastman Kodak way, way back in the day.

  10. Kodak is popular in our place, nice one for K ..

  11. Ironic but perfect for our K-day in the digital world. But now I am curious about the origin of "kodak."

    HelenMac, ABC Wednesday Team

  12. neat post. Funny how time can change so many things we take for granted as being integral to our lives...

  13. Great information on Kodak. I especially like your son's graphics. Myk, our son, day job is Graphic Artist. Been with Graphic Dies for 24 years. Hoping 2012 he can make the transition to full time Oldtimer Rubber Band Guns.

  14. Gee, I'd love to see inside that house - or the gardens, at the very least. Great post and so sorry to be late popping by. Had my grandson for spring break.

    ABCW Team