March 14, 1932

On This Date in! in 1932 George Eastman, the founder of the Kodak company, committed suicide. This was several days after visiting and photographing the abandoned home of Charles Dexter Ward located at 100 Prospect Street in Providence Rhode Island. In his suicide note, Mr. Eastman left instructions that all the photographs he’d taken of that home were to be destroyed by his attorney Bicknell Willett. It is believed Mr. Willett did as instructed as the photographs have never been seen since, but the attorney disappeared on May 17, 1932 and the destruction of the photographs could not be confirmed.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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