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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 America's rarest wooden cameras and worked to uncover 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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No.5 Folding Kodak: 1893 Stereo Model  - Camerasin Cameras
A visit to the George Eastman Museum's photographic collection - Camerasin Cameras
Souvenir Camera Key Ring / Pocket Watch Fob w/Two New York Images - Camerasin Cameras
Glass Camera Candy Container. c1913 - Advertisingin Advertising
Magic Lantern Walking Stick, 1880s - Camerasin Cameras
American Collodion Wet Plate Camera by John Stock, late 1860s - Camerasin Cameras
Guinness Time Magazine. 1953 Christmas Issue Cover - Advertisingin Advertising
Waterbury View Camera (unused condition). 1885-86 - Camerasin Cameras
Glen Gem Camera. 1891 - Camerasin Cameras
Blair Tourograph Camera Advertising Card with Original Photograph; 1880. - Camerasin Cameras


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  49. Hi Dave ... thanks for the info! I'll update the post to note this is a pocket watch fob. Great to learn about this after all these years.
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