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[reproductions created ca. 2000] (Manufacturing)
[ca. 1890's] (Manufacturing)
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This series consists of original and duplicate early cameras from the beginning of the history of photography. Based on the basic design of the camera obscura and produced between about 1820 and 1870, these simple devices were usually solid or sliding box cameras with uncomplicated lenses. The shutter was normally outside of the lens, in the form of a lens cap that was simple removed and replaced for exposure, or a rotating metal plate on the front of the lens, which held the aperture. These cameras mainly predated dry plate and flexible film photography, and were used to take Daguerreotype, wet-plate and salted paper photographs.
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Immediate source of acquisition
Items in this series donated to Ryerson University Library and Archives Special Collections department by Wilfrid Laurier University, Wilhelm Nassau, Howard & Carole Tanenbaum.
Items in this series were donated from several different sources and arranged in the Camera Collection by type.
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- Wilfrid Laurier University (Subject)