Toronto. Well before the young George Eastman established his glass plate manufacturing business and later the famous Kodak camera, the Anthony’s had established a thriving business selling photographic equipment and materials. Our treasurer and head of the PHSC Press, John Morden, recently scanned and produced a pdf version of Anthony’s 1888 catalogue.
This version was originally labelled as the “Illustrated Catalogue of Amateur Photographic Equipment and Materials” in a typically British tradition of rather long winded titles. This edition of the E & H.T. Anthony & Co. catalogue was titled inside as Anthony’s Illustrated Catalogue and sold by the retailer James C. Cummins, 106 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD.
Download a copy here and enjoy its historical material (the Anthony business in time became known as Ansco, and later was sold to GAF – General Aniline and Film – before disappearing from the scene. GAF is still in business today selling roofing shingles etc. My roof has GAF shingles)