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    DescriptionIn 1839 the world heard that it was possible to capture the image by chemical means without the aid of the artist's hand. This book traces the development of the camera from its origins, through the wet colodion period and the boom years for amateur photography which followed the introduction of fast dry plates in the 1880s, and into the 1890s when roll films and commercial processing made snapshots possible. The twentieth century brought smaller, even pocketable cameras which led in the 1920s and 1930s to the miniature camera using 35mm film.

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    Old Cameras, 1839-1939
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert White
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 88
    Width: 113 mm
    Height: 177 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 127 g
    ISBN 13: 9780747802662
    ISBN 10: 0747802661

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ANT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.9
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WC, AJG
    LC classification: NK
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24240
    B&T General Subject: 625
    Abridged Dewey: 770
    BISAC V2.8: PHO010000, PHO007000
    DC20: 771.309
    Libri: B-032
    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised edition
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    Publication date
    01 August 2001
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    Author Information
    Robert White has been fascinated by old cameras since about 1960, when he bought his first, a Sanderson, to improve the quality of the pictures he entered for local camera club competitions. Encouraged by the results he bought more and soon found he was collecting rather than using them. He joined and subsequently chaired the working part of the Royal Photographic Society's museum. He has lectured on old cameras to photographic societies around East Anglian, has staged local exhibitions of his collection and written a number of magazine articles.
    Table of contents
    Introduction The early period 1840-80 Plate cameras after 1880 Roll-film cameras Reflex cameras Miniature cameras How to date an old camera Glossary Museums Books and internet sites Organisations