Rob Niederman’s homage to (and collection of) late 19th century wood cameras. This site contains extensive galleries with detailed information on the early wood, brass, and leather view cameras, multi-lens cameras, and self-casing field cameras that gave photography its start. And the photos, as one would hope, are stunning. Also, don’t miss the nice reference section with scans of period catalogs and advertising.
In this interview Rob Niederman talks about collecting antique wood cameras from the late 1800s. Based in Minnesota, Rob can be reached via his website, Antique and 19th Century Cameras, which is a member of our Hall of Fame. Read more »