I have recently visited a local museum nearby and it was the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York. It is the world’s oldest museum about photography. When I arrived, I was forced to look at different exhibits and realized that I had no idea that George Eastman was the biggest influential to the developments in regards to Kodak.
The only thing I had to do was to walk through the museum and learned a lot about how Kodak photography was transformed and seeing the Civil War photographs too as well. Although there was no interpreter provided because I did not think to request one and a lot of displays have included the description so I was able to read as I walk through different rooms.
This museum was a part of his estate and his interests as well as his work. It is a tremendous museum to visit and get a feel of his interests regarding technology, medicine, and more. When I first walked into the museum, I was amazed by so many histories and images as there are a lot of displays throughout the building. Entering this museum estate, I was also shocked by the spacing and how well they preserve and protect photographs.
There were some rooms with dark lights and some with more natural light but everything was organized. All of a sudden, I spotted a unique photograph that was taken by Bill Finger titled, “Floating in Most Peculiar Way” and I never saw a picture like this before. It was in an exhibition with all of the history science-related photos. That photo is art and is shown in this post.
When visiting this site, it certainly feels like I was walking back in time. This place is filled with special history and a must-do list for everyone who visits Rochester.