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    Posted 6 years ago

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    I decided to add this to the recently posted occupational images of photographers with their camera.

    Image itself is about 4 1/2" X 7 1/2" and is on a larger mount. It is typical of images from the 1890s- 1905.

    In addition to the photographer with camera, this image is also a "trick photograph". The photographer and his subject are the same-- the photographer appears to be taking a photograph of himself!

    Any information about the camera is welcome.

    Reproduction of these photographs in any form is not authorized.



    1. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Nice image. The camera is an Empire State field view by the Rochester Optical Company. This particular model variation dates from 1896 to 1902 (I can tell by the hardware details). I had one in my collection years back, but sold long ago. Body is mahagony with cherry wood rails. Size and proportions of the camera look to be 8x10. - Rob
    2. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the information Rob! It would appear that this was a relatively new camera at the time of the photograph.

    3. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks for looking vetraio and walksoftly!

    4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      I imagine it was simple to do, but how did he do the "trick" photo?
    5. filmnet filmnet, 6 years ago
      That camera is an 8/10 Camera i had one years ago
    6. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks for looking bellin, buss and filmnet.

    7. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      buss-- the trick was done in several ways: multiple exposure cameras or as part of the printing process.

      This image was probably done through manipulation of the printing.

    8. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks bratjdd and official.

    9. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks trunkman!

    10. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks for looking packrat!

    11. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks tlmbaran!


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