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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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Antique Bear Themed Contract Bridge Trump-Suit Indicator - Animalsin Animals
Hit Camera (1950s) paired with a rare Petzval Cone Centralitaseur Lens (1850s) - Camerasin Cameras
Blair No.3 Focusing Weno Hawk-eye. 1902-03 - Camerasin Cameras
Two 1850s American Daguerreotype Cameras: An Important Design Transition - Camerasin Cameras
Celebrating 10 Years on Show & Tell! - Tobaccianain Tobacciana
Richebourg Daguerreotype Camera w/Reversing Mirror (French, 1842): understanding laterally reversed pictures - Photographsin Photographs
A Tiny Tintype - Postage Stamp Format - Photographsin Photographs
Uncommon Photographic Accessories, 1890s - Camerasin Cameras
No.5 Folding Kodak: 1893 Stereo Model  - Camerasin Cameras
A visit to the George Eastman Museum's photographic collection - Camerasin Cameras


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  8. In looking at the EKC logo on the base, online references state it was used from 1907 to 1934 … 27 years or so. This was a good starting point to check my library of Kodak consumer catalogues (1886 - ...
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  22. Hi Thomas … I don't have any circus art, posters or photos. I believe there is someone who, years ago, posted circus art on Show & Tell. And I do recall someone posting circus freak photography a whil...
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  38. I finally discovered the name of the photographer of this cabinet card: Louis Jean Baptiste Igout (French, 1837-1881). I added new information above. After all these years, I am happy to now have a st...
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