GEORGE EASTMAN AT AGE 3
This is the earliest known photograph taken of George Eastman. He was born in 1854, just a few years before the Civil War. Back then there were no movies, television, radio, electricity, cars, airplanes, or refrigerators. He lived with his mother, father, and two older sisters in Waterville, New York.George’s sisters were Ellen Maria, who was nine years older than George, and Emma Kate who was four years older. Emma Kate had polio and died before she was twenty. Ellen married George Andrus, and had two children—Royal and Ellen. Her daughter, Ellen, was Eastman’s closest relative.