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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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
First Version No.4 Folding Kodak w/Sector Shutter & Matching Roll Film Holder. 1890 - Camerasin Cameras
American-Style Chamfered Daguerreotype Camera. c.1850 - Camerasin Cameras
Cased 1/9-Plate Daguerreotype of Unidentified Gentleman. Early 1850s. - Photographsin Photographs
E. & H.T. Anthony Ascot Cycle, No.1 Camera. 1899-1900 - Camerasin Cameras
Blair Combination Camera. 1882 - Camerasin Cameras


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