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"Five-a-Minute and a Million!"

Item is an article about the Phototeria, written by Frederick Griffin and published in the Toronto Star Weekly on April 14th, 1928.

Griffin, Frederick

[Portrait of three women]

Item is a wood frame covered in red paper with gold details, with ambrotype held in place with brass matt and brass preserver. Ambrotype is a portrait of three women, sitting on a bench outside, in front of what looks to be a boat on shore. All three wear elaborate hats, with long dresses and white collars, and their hands in their laps. All three look directly at the camera. Ambrotype is a single sheet of glass, the ashphaltum was painted directly overtop the collodion surface and so it is only one piece of glass with no need for a cover glass.

[Portrait of a man]

Item is an ambrotype photograph in a velvet-lined thermoplastic union case, showing a male sitter in front of a studio backdrop. The case was intended for use with 1/4 plate daguerreotypes, as indicated by the manufacturer's stamp on the inside back cover beneath the ambrotype plate: "Littlefield, Parsons & Co.,/ MANUFACTURERS OF/ Daguerrotype Cases./ L., P. & Co., are the sole/ Proprietors and only legal Manu-/ facturers of UNION CASES, with the/ Embracing Riveted Hinge./ Patented October 14, 1856,/ and April 21, 1857."

Littlefield, Parsons & Co.

Cross stitch of Lenin in wood frame

Cross stitch on canvas of Vladimir Illyich Lenin's head and shoulders, in black, white and grey embroidery floss. In a wood frame with glass protection. Hook on verso to hang the frame.

[Servant with tea service]

Item is a photograph adhered to cream-coloured card with gold letterpress. Text at bottom reads "L. L. Christmas/ 104 STOKE NEWINGTON Rd. N/ (OPPOSITE PRINCE GEORGE Rd.)". Photograph is of a maid holding a tray with a teacup and pots of cream and sugar. Studio backdrop with palm fronds. On verso of card, decorative gold stamp with floral motif and the photographer's name and address repeated, with the additional information: "Alexandra Studios" and "NEGATIVES KEPT EXTRA COPIES CAN ALWAYS/ BE HAD BY SENDING NAME."

Christmas, Lea Latimer

Cigarette packs with Lenin's portrait

Packages of 20 cigarettes each. Red box bears Russian text and graphic portrait of Lenin. A graphic of the Soviet paper Truth is behind Lenin's portrait. Recto text reads: Cigarettes Prime Nostalgia. A side of the box reads: Cigarettes Fifth Class. The top reads: Smoking harms your health. On the bottom, the company's address is provided. Verso text reads "Prime Nostalgia". A Russian government label depicts the Russian emblem and reads: "Special Tabacco Brand" and "Russia".

The Public Corporation "Pogarskaya Cigarette-Cigar Factory"

Red Rostov CPSU harvesting flag with gold tassels

Large red velvet flag with gold tassels and gold embroidered lettering. Embroidered potrait of Lenin on one side and crest with wheat, sun, and hammer and sickle on the other. Recto reads: Proletariat of all countries, unite! In the centre it reads: Rostov (adj.) Regional Committee of the CPSU and the Executive Committee. Verso reads: RSFSR. Forward battalions - the winner of the socialist competition for harvesting and grain procurement 1973.

Red Lithuanian flag with yellow tassels and cord

Red nylon flag with yellow tassels and cord on one corner. Embroidered lettering on both sides. Embroidered portrait of Lenin on one side, crest with sun, hammer and sickle, wheat, and laurel wreath on the other. Recto reads: Lithuania Lithuanian SSR Council of Ministers of the Republican Council of Trade Unions. Verso reads: Proletariat of all countries, unite! Socialist competition winner for rationalization and inventiveness.

Lenin flags

Large red flag with white circle in centre with profile view of Vladimir Illyich Lenin's likeness. It was produced in Irkutsk.

Gold tassel flag

Large red flag with gold tassels around three sides, fourth side for inserting the pole stand. Embroidered likeness of Vladimir Illyich Lenin with laurels and sickle and hammer. On verso, wreath of wheat stalks with star, globe with sickle and hammer and rising sun. Writing on both sides in gold lettering. Recto reads: Proletariat of all countries, unite! Verso reads in the different languages of the USSR: Proletariat of all countries, unite! It was produced in Moscow.

Gold tassel banner

Large red banner with gold tassels around three sides, top side has loops for hanging. Banner has writing with images of Vladimir Illyich Lenin's likeness, USSR logo, a clock tower, and six wreaths with banners and dates. Recto reads a quote attributed to V. I. Lenin: Union of Communist youth should be a shock group, which in every task shows its help, shows its initative, its handsel. A quote attributed to M. I. Kalinin reads: The Young Communist League has played a huge role in the civil war and helped the party to its selfless courage and heroism to completed it victoriously.

Marx and Lenin Agriculture flag

Large red flag with orange tassels. Gold lettering, hammer and sickle imagery, and a likeness of Karl Marx and Vladimir Illyich Lenin. Recto reads: For active participation in harvesting. Under the banner of Marxism-Leninism. Under the guidance of the Communist party. Forward to victory of Communism. From the October District Party Committee, Regional Executive Committee Agricultural Order of Lenin Komsomol District Committee Turgay region. Verso reads: Proletariat of all countries, unite!

Little Octobrists small banner

Small red banners with yellow trim and cord from which to hang it. Yellow writing on banner with the red five-pointed star with the portrait of Vladimir Illyich Lenin in his childhood in its centre. Some still have their tags. Recto banner reads: For the best October (adj.) group.

Young Pioneers banner

Small red banner, with yellow tassels on three sides and yellow writing, shows the emblem of the Young Pioneer organization of the Soviet Union. The star with flames behind it and Vladimir Illyich Lenin's face in centre is the symbol for the mass youth organization of the USSR for children of age 10-15 in the Soviet Union between 1922 and 1991: Komsomol. One of the flags has a tag still attached, with Russian text. One of the flags has hand written numbers on it indicating its price. The banners read: To fight for the cause of the Communist party of the Soviet Union. In two places, on the emblem and beneath it, the banners reads: Be ready!

Young Pioneers flag

Small red flag with yellow stitching shows the emblem of the Young Pioneer organization of the Soviet Union, which is a star with flames behind it and Vladimir Illyich Lenin's face in centre and the words "Always Ready!" White tag still on flags with writing and numbers. It was produced in Moscow.

Little Octobrists flag

Small red flag with yellow stitching shows the emblem of the Little Octobrists, which is a star with a childhood image of Vladimir Illyich Lenin in its centre. It was made in Moscow.

Small triangular Young Pioneers' banner

Small triangular red banner with yellow writing and stitching, and a cord for hanging shows the emblem of the Young Pioneer organization of the Soviet Union, which is a star with flames behind it and Vladimir Illyich Lenin's face in the centre. White tag still attached to banner. It was produced in Moscow. Recto reads: Mainstay pioneer link.

Rectangular Young Pioneers' banner

Small rectangular red banner with yellow writing and stitching with cord for hanging shows the emblem of the Young Pioneer organization of the Soviet Union, which is a star with flames behind it and Vladimir Illyich Lenin's face in the centre. Remnants of white paper adhered to flag. Recto reads: Mainstay pioneer team.

Triangular Young Pioneers' banner

Triangular red banner with yellow writing and stitching, and a cord for hanging shows the emblem of the Young Pioneer organization of the Soviet Union, which is a star with flames behind it and Vladimir Illyich Lenin's face in the centre. White tag still attached to banner. Tassle on bottom point of upside-down triangle. Recto reads: Always ready! Be ready! It was produced in Moscow.

Young pioneer banner with tassels

Rectangular red banner with gold tassels and white writing shows the emblem of the Young Pioneers. White tag still attached. The top reads: To fight for the cause of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. On a banner depicted beneath a portrait of Lenin, it reads: Always ready! Lower down it reads: Rules of Pioneers of the Soviet Union. The pioneer is devoted to the homeland, the party, communism. The pioneer readies themself to become a Komsomol member. The pioneer keeps their eyes on the heroes of the cause and of the work. The pioneer honours the memory of fallen fighters and readies to become the defender of the homeland. The pioneer perseveres in the doctrine, work and sports. The pioneer is honest and faithful companion, always boldly standing for truth. The pioneer is a companion and leader of the Little Oktobrists. The pioneer is a friend to pioneers and children workers of all countries.

Communist Labour banner

Rectangular red banner with gold tassels and gold writing shows the face of Vladimir Illyich Lenin with images of industry and agriculture. On one of the banners, there is a small metal pin attached to the banner bearing the same image and text. The banners bears a quote attributed to V. I. Lenin: We will come for victory of the Communist labour! Beneath the imagery, it reads: Collective Communist labour.

Pink pennant with white tassels

Rectangular pink banner with white stitching and tassels. Image of Vladimir Illyich Lenin in black and gold, writing in gold. White tags still attached to flag. It is from the Chervonohradsky Park of Culture and Recreation named for T. H. Shevchenko in Ukraine. Top of recto reads a quote attributed to V. I. Lenin: ...we come to the victory of Communist labour. Beneath Lenin's portrait on recto reads: For the winner of the socialist competition.

First prize in Pioneer camp contest

Rectangular red banner with yellow stitching and tassels shows the image of Vladimir Illyich Lenin along with the hammer and sickle, laurel and wheat stalk. Text in gold on verso and recto. On recto, it states that it is an award for third place at a suburban pioneer camp. On verso, it reads: The Camp Committee of the Executive Committee of District Council RK Kosomol Summer 1979.

Patent [#22351] for improvements in roll holders, for exposing flexible sensitive photographic films

Item is the original patent (#22351) granted on September 2, 1885 by the Commissioner of Patents, Dominion of Canada, to George Eastman and William Hall Walker of Rochester, NY, for "improvements in roll holders, for exposing flexible sensitive photographic films." Item includes textual specifications and diagrams of the proposed improvements. Prior to patenting the innovation in Canada, Eastman and Walker were granted a similar patent (#317049) by the United States patent office on May 5, 1885.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Wooden egg with painting of Gorbachev

Wooden egg shape sculpture, hand painted with head and shoulders of Mikhail Gorbachev. sickle, hammer and star from flag appear in gold around him, with clock tower in background and more gold writing. The egg is painted red, and does not stand flat but falls over on its side. The writing behind Gorbachev reads: CPSU. Verso writing reads: Glasnost - Perestroika. There is also a raised signature.

Plastic "Little Octobrists" pins

Red transluscent plastic pins, star-shaped with a circle in the middle. The face of a young Lenin is depicted in the circle in the form of a print on paper, with plastic covering and metal framing ring. There is a metal pin clasp attached to the back. The back of the plastic is marked with a star/'H' symbol.

Soviet one ruble coin, commemorative

silver coloured coin with the image of a gesturing Lenin against a sunburst background. Reverse side shows a crest with wheat sheaves, star, sun, globe, and hammer and sickle. Russian writing on both sides and on edge. Edge reads: one ruble. Recto reads: Union of Soviet Socialist Republics 60 years. Verso reads: USSR 1 ruble.

Soviet one ruble coin, Olympic torch design

silver coloured coin. One side depicts hand holding Olympic torch, with background of city skyline, Olympic rings and running track. Reverse side depicts crest with wheat sheaves, star, globe, sun, hammer and sickle. Russian writing on both sides as well as on edge. Edge reads: one ruble. Recto reads: XXII Olympic Games - Moscow - 1980. Verso reads: USSR 1 ruble.

Soviet one ruble coins

silver coloured coins with crest of wheat sheaves, globe, sun, hammer and sickle on one side, large number and foliage wreath on opposite side. Russian writing on both sides as well as on edge. Edge reads: One ruble - 1964. Recto reads:Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Verso reads:1 ruble 1964.

Metal "Young Pioneers" pins

Gold-coloured metal pins, depciting a star with Lenin's profile inside, topped with flames. A banner with letters crosses the star below Lenin's head. Beneath his head it reads: Always ready! Enamelled colour on the metal creates light red for the flames, dark red for the star, and white for the face. There is a metal pin clasp on the back along with a star or 'H' type mark. They were produced in Moscow.

military medals with Stalin profile

Military medal awarded to servicemen who fought for the Soviet Union in the Great Patriotic War (WWII) against Germany. The medals are gold to copper in colour, and hang from ribbons with pins on the back. The medals themselves have a profile of Stalin recto, a small hammer and sickle and star verso, and Russian inscriptions on both sides. Recto reads: Our cause is just. We won. Gold-coloured medals' verso reads: For victory against Germany during the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945. Copper-coloured medal's verso reads: For valorous work during the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945.

commemorative medal with Lenin profile

medals are gold in colour and are hanging from red ribbons with pins on the back. The medals depict the profile of Lenin with dates beneath (1870-1970). These medals were awarded to Soviet workers, economists, military members and foreign communist representatives on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Lenin's birth. There is writing on the verso, along with a small hammer and sickle and star. Verso reads: For valiant labour in commemoration of 100 years since the day of V. I. Lenin's birth. One medal is housed in a plastic case with transparent lid. Recto reads: 1870-1970. Verso reads: For valorous work in commemoration of 100 years since the day of the birth of V. I. Lenin.

Winner in Socialist Competition banner

Rectangular red crushed velvet banner with yellow tassels, shows portrait image of Vladimir Illyich Lenin surrounded by a white circle. On one banner beneath Lenin it reads: Winner in Socialist Competition. (There are no words on the other banner.)

Best Young Pioneers/October Musical Group banner

Rectangular red nylon banner with yellow tassels and hanger with gold writing and crests on front an back. Crest includes imagery of hammer and sickle, star, horns (musical instruments), three flames and wheat. On recto, the Young Pioneers logo featuring Lenin's portrait and its slogan, Always Ready!, is featured at the top with horns. In the centre, it reads: Best October (adj.) group! Beneath it is a drum, drumsticks, laurels, stripes and horns. On verso, in the centre it reads: The pioneer, who fights for the cause of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union be ready! At the bottom it reads: Always ready!

Red Socialist competition flag with yellow tassels

Large red velvet flag with yellow tassels and gold painted letters on front and back. Images of wheat, hammer & sickle, globe and Lenin's portrait. Recto reads: Proletariat of all countries, unite! The banner of the highest rates in the socialist competition. Verso reads a quote attributed to V. I. Lenin: We will come to the victory of Communist labour!

Red flag with yellow tassels

Large red velvet flag with yellow tassels and gold embroidered letters and portrait of Lenin on one side, and quilted crest of globe, wheat and hammer and sickle on the other. Verso reads: Under the banner of Marxism-Leninism, under the guidance of the Communist Party - forward to victory for communism!

Best worker red velvet banner with yellow tassels

Rectangular red velvet banner with yellow tassels shows image of Vladimir Illyich Lenin in a white square with yellow writing. On verso, yellow writing and image of globe, hammer and sickle and wreath of wheat stalks. Recto reads: To the best worker.

[Portrait of a man and woman]

Item is an unmounted studio portrait of a woman standing, and a man sitting. The woman is turned to the man, who is facing the camera. She is holding a book and he is sitting with his legs crossed, one hand on his lap, and the other on the armrest. The studio backdrop is of a tree. Her dress with the bustle and slim sleeves and her soft curly bangs are in keeping with fashion of the 1880s. All four corners of the tintype are angled off.

[Portrait of a woman seated]

Item is an unmounted studio portrait of a woman sitting with her elbows on the armrest, and her hands up to her face. Her hair is in keeping with the fashion after 1876, of close crop curls on forehead. She wears a bracelet with a charm on each wrist, and a ring on her finger. The studio backdrop is of an interior, and there is a fur carpet underneath the chair.

[Portrait of a couple]

Item is an unmounted studio portrait of a man sitting and a woman standing with her hand on his shoulder. The man sitting rests an arm on the table and one in his lap. The woman is wearing a dress with layers in fashion during the 1870s. Her hair is tight curls fringing her head in fashion after 1876. The studio backdrop is of an interior. The man's feet are crossed. A book rests on the table. All four corners are angled off.

Ferdinand, Daytona Beach Florida

Title taken from card-frame. The bull in the picture with the name Ferdinand on the card-frame could be referencing the children story of Ferdinand The Bull from 1935, made into a cartoon in 1938 by Walt Disney - this would potentially date the image from after 1938. The tintype is an image of a bull with a man sitting on its back, arms in the air and holding two guns. Another man stands beside the bull, in sunglasses and a hat. They seem to be standing on a beach.

Improved Phantasmagoria Lantern

A black tin Improved Phantasmagoria Lantern with handle and crooked chimney.

Carpenter marketed his Improved Phantasmagoria Lantern as a consumer version of the famous Phantasmagoria lantern shows that simulated ghost and spirit projections during the late 1700 and early 1800s. The name is a misnomer since Phantasmagoria refers to a type of projection rather than a type of lantern. The handle on the lantern was meant to accompany a larger professional magic lantern show with a small, mobile projector, or for small scale uses.

Carpenter & Westley

Lampascope Boule

The Lampascope Boule is a circular magic lantern projector with a hole at the base. This consumer lantern was meant to be placed on top of an oil lamp for home use. Lampascope projectors were elaborately painted with bright colours. This lantern is very faded but has remnant of red on the lens, and blue on the chimney.

Auguste Lapierre

Biunial Magic Lantern

A large biunial mahogany and brass magic lantern. Biunial or double lens projectors have two separate optical systems that allow transition effects such as dissolves between slides.

McLenin t-shirt

Large grey t-shirt with red square and McDonald's arches in which the face of Vladimir Illyich Lenin appears, with writing that reads McLenin's. On verso more writing in red with the sickle and hammer in a star. Verso reads: The party is over.

No. 1A Pocket Kodak

Item is a folding camera for 2 1/2 x 4 1/4 in. exposure on A116 film. The Autographic feature allowed notes to be made on the film by scratching them into the film paper with a special stylus. A window opened in the back of the camera to expose the backing paper. Has a Kodak F-79 lens.

Ventura Synchro Box

Item is a mid-century German metal box camera with plastic covering and art-deco front. It was manufactured in 1951 by Agfa Camerawerk. The Synchro term in the name comes from the fact that it has a flash sync shutter. The lens is a 105mm f/11 single-element Meniscus fixed focus lens with a focus range of 3 meters to infinity. A pull-out tab is located above the shutter release to change the aperture. When the tab is fully pushed in, there is a larger aperture approximately equivalent to f/11; the middle tab is a smaller aperture approximately equivalent to f/16; and the last tab is the larger aperture (f/11) with a yellow filter. The shutter is an instant-return self-cocking rotary shutter controlled by a simple spring. The shutter speed can be adjusted by a small sliding lever directly under the side viewfinder. The dot is 1/50th of a second, and the long line is bulb mode. The optics are only slightly better than a toy camera, and have a soft focus but little to no vignetting. Camera takes 6x9cm images on 120mm film. This is the export version made c1951. In 1951 and later, the Agfa name appeared on the front of the camera. It originally sold for $5-10.
Dimensions: 9.7 cm (3.75") x 7.5 cm (3") x 11.5 cm (4.5")

Polaroid SX-70 Land camera

Item is a folding, single-lens reflex camera for instant photographs using proprietary Polaroid SX-70 film. Model is a collapsable, leatherette-covered with a matching brown suede carrying case.

Polaroid Colorpack 80

Item is manual focus camera for use with Polaroid proprietary Colorpack film. Uses flash cubes.

Polaroid Corporation

Polaroid Joycam

Item is a point and shoot camera for 7.3 x 5.4 cm instant photographis with Polaroid 500 Film, originally designed for the failed Captiva camera model (early 1990's). The camera was made very inexpensively, and camera back is held in place by only a sticker that acts as a hinge.

Polaroid Corporation

Polaroid One Step EXPRESS

Item is a snapshot camera with built-in flash for instant photographs with Polaroid 600 film. Includes a close-up feature, fold-down flash bar and single element, fixed-focus plastic lens and automatic exposure metering. Camera body is green plastic. This model was built in England.

Polaroid Corporation

Polaroid i-zone 200

Item is a automatic, snapshot camera with built-in flash for instant 3.81 x 2.54 cm instant photographs on Polaroid iZone 200 film. An inexpensive moel with simple features, mechanical single-speed shutter, 50mm lens with a fixed focus and three aperture settings (indoors, cloudy and sunny). This camera is primarily to used for portraits taken at distances between 2 and 8 feet (0.6 and 2.4 meters). The camera was marketed mainly to younger consumers, as a kit with 6 packs of film.

Polaroid Corporation

Polaroid SLR 680

Item is a single-lens reflex 680 camera for instant photographs 4-element 116mm f/8 glass lens with a minimum focal length of 10.4 inches. It has an aperture range from f/8- f/22. Manual focus is possible via an override switch above the focusing wheel. The camera features a socket for a remote shutter release and also has a tripod socket and lugs for a neck strap.

Polaroid Sun 600 LMS

Item is an point and shoot camera for use with Polaroid's proprietary 600 type film, creating 7.87 cm (3.1 inch) square direct positive images. One of the 600 series of Polaroid cameras, first introduced in 1983, LMS stands for "Light Management System", which featured an exposure compensation slide under the lens. Camera features a 116mm single-element, fixed focus, plastic lens. This item includes the original packaing and users manual.

Polaroid Corporation

Polaroid Automatic Land Camera 420

Item is one of 1.3 million Polaroid Land cameras manufactured between 1971 and 1977 in the United States. The 420 camera is the successor to Polaroid's 320 model. It features folding bellows, automatic exposure and an external light meter beside the lens, marketed as the "Electric Eye". The Polaroid Automatic Land Camera 420 was designed for 7.2 × 9.5 cm prints on Polaroid 100-series packfilm. The camera features a two-window split system for framing the photograph, whereby the user must first focus using the small rangefinder on the top left of the camera marked "FOCUS", and then frame the photograph using the non-parallax corrected finder with marked frame-lines marked "VIEW". Control over the exposure could be achieved by adjusting the exposure value +2 to -1.5 stops below the plastic 114mm f/8.8 2-element lens. A PC input is included for optional flash. The camera automatically selects both shutter speed and aperture, which range from 1/1200sec to 10sec for shutter speed; and f8 to f42 for aperture. The Polaroid 420 model originally sold for around $60. Included with the item in the collection is the Polaroid Focused Flash and Polaroid Self-Timer.

Vivitar PS88

Item is a compact automatic camera with black plastic body and blue buttons, with instruction manual and leather case. Took two AA alkaline batteries to power built-in electronic flash.

Minolta Autopak 400-X

Item is an automatic snapshot camera for photographs on 126 film cartridges. The Minolta model is higher quality than many of the inexpensive, basic cameras for 126 cartridges. While the operation of the camera is simple, the engineering design is complex. One feature of most Minolta Autopak cameras was the ability to keep a flashcube mounted on the camera at all times, allowing the camera to authomatically fire the flash if needed. This later became common with electronic flashes, but was unusual during the age of flashcubes and x-cubes.

This model is a 400-X: cartridge loading camera with automatic slenium metering and Rokkor f2.8/38mm glass lens with fixed focus. No batteries required for meter or flash.

Polaroid Land camera, Model 95 B (Speedliner)

Brown leatherette folding camera, single-speed shutter Double Anastigmatic f11/135 mm., revolving diaphram for 8 stops. Produced 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. exposures in approximately 1 minute using Polaroid 40 roll film. Originally retailed for $95 US.

Polaroid One Step

Item is an updated version of the original One Step. Typical consumer Polaroid - Black plastic body with flash - uses 600 film with built-in electronic flash

Polaroid Land camera, Pathfinder 110A

Item is a folding camera for instant photographs using Polaroid Picture Roll Land Film. Camera has a fully automatic transistorized electronic shutter. This model differs from the 101 model in that the body is plastic and it lacks the tripod socket.

Set of Matrioshkas painted with Soviet political figures

Painted wooden nesting or Matrioshkas dolls of Russian Communist leaders. Mikhail Gorbachev is the first and largest doll, inside which in succession are the leaders: Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev, Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev, Joseph Stalin, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. Five dolls in total. The bottom of each doll has an inscription: the number 15. The Gorbachev doll has "Perestroika" written next to a hammer and sickle on a red sash that Gorbachev is wearing. The Brezhnev doll is wearing army medals and decorations. The Khrushchev doll is holding an ear of corn. The Stalin doll is holding a tobacco pipe. The Lenin doll is wearing tha red bow and is holding the Soviet newspaper Truth.

Minolta Hi-Matic AF2

Item is an automatic, auto-focus 35mm camera with built-in flash and electronic shutter. The Hi-Matic AF2 was the first 35mm rangefinder camera with active infrared auto-focus, which uses an infrared beam to determine the distance of objects in the viewfinder. It was launched in 1981 as the successor of Minolta's Hi-Matic AF. The lens is a Minolta 38mm f/2.8 4-element with a 46mm filter thread, and angle of view of 58°. The focus of the camera is 1 meter to infinity and is auto-focus is activated when the shutter is slightly pressed. The viewfinder is bright and features parallax-correction marks. A 10-second self-timer is mounted beside the lens. The camera has a built-in "warning system" that automatically beeps to notify the user of low light, so they might turn on the flash. The camera's warning system also beeps at the user should the image be out of the focus or flash range. This was one of the last of the high-quality Hi-Matic series manufactured by Minolta. Dimensions are 53.5 x 76 x 129mm.

Hunter in kayak

Small carving of a kayak with figure inserted. A float and a drinking container are adhered to the rear of the boat. A bone paddle and spear (removable) can be held by the figure.

Palliser, William

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