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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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Cycle Wizard ‘A’ Self-Casing Camera. 1901 - Camerasin Cameras
Expo Police Camera. 1911 - Camerasin Cameras
No. 1A Autographic Kodak Special + rangefinder. 1921 Model - Camerasin Cameras
Guinness Time Magazine. 1951 Christmas Issue - Advertisingin Advertising
Our Lady of the Rockies Statue - Photographsin Photographs
Santa Invasion! - Christmasin Christmas
Boy Scout Kodak. 1929 - 34 - Camerasin Cameras
Pocket Watch - Skeletonized Quarter Hour Repeater Complication with Automata. c1810 - Pocket Watchesin Pocket Watches
Fall Colours Outside of Quebec City (for Caperkid) - Photographsin Photographs
E.B. Nock (Photographer) Advertising Model Riverboat Stereoview. 1880s - Photographsin Photographs


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  42. Here is the link to the 2017 auction of Eric's collection: http://www.flintsauctions.com/the-eric-evans-collection-of-early-cameras/
  43. Hi antonio66 ... sadly, Eric passed away in 2016 from cancer and was a friend. His collection was auctioned in 2017 and I don't know where this camera ended up to get details about the objective. But ...
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