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    George Eastman Typed Letter Signed. Two carbon pages, 8.5" x 11", Rochester, NY, July 27, 1921. The well-known founder of the Eastman Kodak Company, George Eastman, writes to Senator Howard Sutherland concerning "the tariff on raw motion picture film contained in the House Bill now before the Finance Committee of the Senate." Eastman states that "A great deal of this propaganda contained in the Hearst newspapers has also come to our attention and it seems only fair that you should have before you at once a brief statement of the facts in the matter. . . . The purport of this propaganda . . . is that this tariff will prevent all competition by foreign made film and will be used by this Company to enable it to raise its present prices on photographic film. I desire to say as emphatically as possible that this Company has no intention, if a duty is placed on films, of advancing its price of motion picture films." This carbon copy has been very boldly signed by Eastman on the second page, and is accompanied by a badly decomposed strip of film bearing typed explanations regarding how tariffs affect the price of unexposed and exposed film. Also accompanied by a carbon copy flimsy of Senator Sutherland's response dated August 1, 1921: "My dear sir: I am in receipt of your letter of the 27th ult. relative to the pending tariff legislation. This matter will have my careful attention." Both letters are lightly age toned and in fine condition. Film is brittle and in poor condition. A terrific addition to any photography collection!

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