E &H T Anthony Catalogue – 1888

1888 catalogue Illustration

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)

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