Discovering Old Cameras 1839-1939

Discovering Old Cameras 1839-1939

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The camera obscura has been used for centuries as an artist's tool but in 1839 the world heard that it was possible to capture the image by chemical means without the aid of the artist's hand. This book traces the development of the camera from its origins, through the wet collodion period and the boom years for amateur photography which followed the introduction of fast dry plates in the 1880s, and into the 1890s when roll films and commercial processing made snapshots possible. The twentieth century brought smaller, even pocketable cameras which led in the 1920s and 1930s to the miniature camera using 35mm film. Novelty and special purpose cameras took panoramic views, made photographs resembling postage stamps or looked like pocket watches. Clues are provided for dating cameras and further information can be found from the comprehensive list of books, museums and collecting and historical organisations. About the author Robert White has been fascinated by old cameras since about 1960, when he bought his first, a Sanderson, to improve the quality of the pictures he entered for local camera club competitions. He has lectured on old cameras to photographic societies around East Anglia, has staged local exhibitions of his collection and written a number of magazine articles.Books and internet sites History of the camera and collecting cameras Channing, Norman, and Dunn. ... Out of print This book is well worth looking for second- hand. Coe ... The Hove International Blue Book - The Illustrated Price Guide to Collectable Cameras and Kadlubeks Kamera-Katalog in English and German areanbsp;...


Title:Discovering Old Cameras 1839-1939
Author: Robert White
Publisher:Osprey Publishing - 2001
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