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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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Daum Enameled Cameo Glass “Summer Landscape” Vase - Rare Trefoil Form. c.1900. - Art Glassin Art Glass
Daum Enameled Bud Vase - Art Glassin Art Glass
No.3B Quick Focus Kodak Camera. 1906 - 10 - Camerasin Cameras
Manhattan Optical Company, Bo Peep Camera. 1898 - Camerasin Cameras
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


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