national (USA) camera day

Studio camera, Ross of London, mahogany, brass, bellows, c.1880, 6 x 4 in., $270.
Photo: Thomaston Place Auction Galleries

Toronto. For a price, Kovels will gladly show you the latest prices for antiques – including those of a photographic nature. Yesterday, June 29th, was known down south as ‘National Camera Day‘ and celebrated as such by Kovels. As far as I can see, Canada does not celebrate June 29th – but you never know …

Shown at left is a beautiful example of a c1880 view camera by Ross of London, England. Lens extra …

The camera was made of wood and brass when the cameras where usually used on a tripod to get a jiggle free result. This camera uses 6×4 glass plates, in the era of dry plate photograph, less than a decade away from early roll film technology..

Kovels graciously show prices and sources for the images reproduced in their post celebrating June 29th.

Thanks to author, sports photographer, collector, PHSC member and more, Les Jones,  for suggesting the National Camera Day page at Kovels.

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