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Blair Camera Advertising Card with Photographic Image of 1893 Chicago World's Fair

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    Posted 6 years ago

    rniederman
    (325 items)

    In addition to collecting early pre-1900 wooden cameras, I look for makers’ advertisements with actual pictures made by these early cameras. This is an excellent condition advertising card for an early Blair Hawk-Eye camera. This is a true manufacturer’s advertising piece to show the quality of images a camera can make as opposed to later RPPCs (Real Photographic Post Cards).

    The 4 x 5 inch image is a contact print made from a Blair negative and is technically excellent - incredibly sharp with great tonal range. It’s much better in real life than what I have posted here. The photograph is mounted on a very thick dark green card with beveled gold edges.

    The architectural subject matter is wonderful and maybe a sharp eyed CW’er can identify it.

    ***************

    Update ... thanks go out to valentino97 for identifying the buildings as part of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.

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    Comments

    1. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, Michael!
    2. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, blunderbuss2!
    3. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
      Chicago World's Fair 1893?
    4. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      valentino97 ... I am impressed. You nailed it. A couple minutes of Google searching your suggestion turned up similar images of the same building and obelisk. Many thanks! - Rob
    5. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
      I'm from the midwest and even tho I didn't see this fair (ha ha ha) it looked familiar.
    6. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, fortapache!
    7. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, David!
    8. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, valentino97!
    9. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, Hunter!
    10. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, OneGoodFind!
    11. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      very very nice!!
    12. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, Sean!
    13. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, Thomas!
    14. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, shughs!
    15. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, NevadaBlades!
    16. rniederman rniederman, 3 years ago
      Thanks, Thomas!

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