I am a specialist in pre-1900 American wood and brass cameras. Since the announcement of the first commercial photographic process in January 1839, cameras have playI am a specialist in pre-1900 American wood and brass cameras. 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. After 35+ 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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Anthony’s Phantom Camera, c.1888 - Camerasin Cameras
American Stereographoscope, mid-1870s - Camerasin Cameras
Baker’s Stereo Daguerreotype Viewing Case with Original Image Pair, mid-1850s - Camerasin Cameras
Flammang's Patent Revolving Back Camera (rear focus pattern), c.1883-98 - Camerasin Cameras
Springfield M1903 Rifle Sterling Silver Presentation Sight Covers (awarded in a 1932 rifle / pistol match) - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Fossilized Pliosaur Humerus Bone with Pyrite Displacement - Animalsin Animals
Lake Superior Agate (with a rarely seen feature) - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Antique Pressed Glass Covered Standing Bowl with Bird Etchings - Glasswarein Glassware
Scroll  & Border Negative (Photographic Imaging) Advertisements. 1888 & 1896 - Photographsin Photographs
Sectioned Petzval Portrait Formula Lens. 1850s - Camerasin Cameras


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  26. Hey Scott ... the answer to your question is more than likely ‘yes’. Cirkut cameras had a fairly long tenure ... from 1904 to roughly 1945. By WW1, the only camera capable of making really big [long] ...
  27. Your Lubitel 2 was made from c1955 to 1980. A somewhat common camera.
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  39. Hi Scott ... good question about when image coloring first appeared. It started shortly after the announcement of the first photographic process (daguerreotype) in 1839. As reference, I have an 1850s ...
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