Since the announcement of the first commercial photographic process in January 1839, cameras have played an important part in the recording of history and culture. ASince the announcement of the first commercial photographic process in January 1839, cameras have played an important part in the recording of history and culture. After 30+ years of collecting, I've acquired some of the world's rarest American wooden cameras and dug up their fascinating stories. Take a moment and tour these beautifully crafted cameras that are considered the grandfathers of digital photography. I specialize in pre-1900 wooden cameras - the earlier the better - and enjoy researching and documenting their history. I am always looking for early wood & brass cameras and ephemera, as well as meeting the next generation of camera collectors and sharing the lore and legacy of early apparatus! (Read more)


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Prosch Flashlight Products Handbook & Letter, 1914 - Camerasin Cameras
George Eastman’s House - Part 2 - Photographsin Photographs
George Eastman’s Mansion - Part 1 - Photographsin Photographs
Antique Amber Glass Bohemian Urn - Art Glassin Art Glass
E. & H.T. Anthony Climax Multiplying Camera, 1880s to ‘90s - Camerasin Cameras
1890s Enameled Anheuser-Busch Corkscrew Knife with Stanhope - Photographsin Photographs
Red Wing Pottery MN Twins 1965 World Series Commemorative Ash Tray	 - Baseballin Baseball
A Thirst for Guinness Original Canvas, 1966 - Posters and Printsin Posters and Prints
Another Rare Photographic Accessory, c.1906 - Camerasin Cameras
Rare Photographic Accessory, late 1880s to 90s - Camerasin Cameras


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  10. I posted the 1914 flashlight product handbook at: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/139175-prosch-flashlight-products-handbook-and-le#comment-631647
  11. This post is in reference to walksoftly's post: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/139158-diner-photo?in=activity
  12. David ... stay tuned ... I have a 1914 "Prosch Flashlight Products" handbook and will post in a bit.
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