a name that pre-dates photography

1933 ad for the Voigtlander Prominent camera

Toronto. Voigtlander was an optical house in Vienna before the invention of any photographic process. While in Vienna, the Voigtlander firm manufactured the famous Petzval portrait lens designed c1840.

Nearly a century later, this June, 1933 advertisement appeared in the American Cinematographer for an equally famous Voigtlander  trade mark – the Prominent 120 roll film camera.

Once again this historical ad was discovered by my good friend, George Dunbar, in his diligent pursuit of photographic history as recorded in the advertisements and articles of the past century.

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