the last of the Naturalists’

a 1921 Graflex Naturalists’ camera courtesy of Thomas Evans and the Grafiex Journal issue 1-23

Toronto. Ken Metcalf down in North Carolina sent me a copy of the current Graflex Journal (first issue for 2023). In this issue, Tom Evans has an article on an oversize, robust Graflex camera made in the years 1907 to 1921.

The camera was specially designed for the long focal lenses needed by Naturalists to view the birds etc. from a distance as if they were far closer.

Learn about other Graflex cameras in their many variations by viewing past issues of the journal here. And check out the other sections of the website by beginning here.

Note: The post title is a riff on James Fenimore Cooper‘s 1826 novel,  “The Last of the Mohicans“. I had this as a high school book review – some kids used a comic book version … . The copyright on many books back then had long expired (this book, The Spy, Black Beauty, Hans Brinker, etc.) and very cheap versions were sold in small shops as ideal stories for children.

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