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Portrait of boy in checkered suit

Item is a grey carte de visite with portrait of a boy in checked suit and bowtie, leaning on an upholstered chair back. Drapery falls over chair on left side. On verso, in black letterpress "H. LUTHER,/ SOUTH PART/ Photograph Gallery/ 444 1/2 Third Street,/ Between Silver and Bryant Streets,/ San Francisco, Cal./ Particular attention paid to Children's Pictures./ Negatives Preserved."

H. Luther Photograph Gallery

Deep Sea

Deep sea exploration involves diving at depths greater then humanly possible without a submersible vehicle, or greater than 1000 feet below the surface. In this series are moving images of hydrothermal vents, deep sea sharks, the sinking of the Russian nuclear submarine Komsomollets, and ocean floor ecology. Also featured are items that explore the process of both underwater exploration and underwater cinematography in deep sea settings. Recordings are of varying stages of production from raw footage to full productions. Some of the recordings are in Russian.

MacInnis, Joseph B.

Heritage Camera Collection

  • 2005.006
  • Collection
  • [between ca. 1860 and 2010]

The Heritage Camera Collection is comprised of cameras, mainly from the Wilhem E. Nassau Camera Collection, the Irving G. Rumney fonds, and several other small, individual donations.

This collection traces the evolution of the tools of popular photography from the turn of the nineteenth century to the current digital age. Many of the cameras were manufactured by Kodak Canada or Eastman Kodak, but there are also examples from many other manufacturers, such as: Ernst Leitz, Minox, Polaroid, Nikon, Rollei, Mamiya, Olympus, Contax, and several companies that pre-date, and were eventually amalgamated into Kodak, including the Rochester Optical Company.

Items in the collection are arranged in series according on their form and function; the categories are based on the research and publications of Michel Auer and Todd Gustavson, and often overlap chronologically.

Series are as follows:

Early cameras
Dry plate cameras
Field cameras
Folding (bellows) cameras
Box and snapsot roll film cameras
Detective cameras
Panoramic cameras
Miniature and sub-miniature cameras
Single lens reflex cameras
Twin lens reflex cameras
35mm cameras
In-camera processing (instant) cameras
Point and shoot caemras
One-time-use cameras
Digital and pre-digital cameras
Toy and promotional cameras
Motion-picture cameras
Video cameras

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Brownie Target SIX-20

For 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. exposure on 620 film Acromatic lens, 2 aperture settings, rotary shutter. Metal and leatherette case. Case will not separate to open camera.

Kodak Duaflex II

Item is a mock twin lens reflex camera with Bakelite body and metal fittings, for use with 620 roll film. Designed to mimic the look of a twin lens camera, the topmost "lens" is in fact a brilliant viewfinder; it is a simple box camera design. The f8 lens has a 3 aperture settings.

Voigtlander Brilliant

Item is a mock twin lens reflex camera with Bakelite body and metal fittings, for use with 120 roll film. Designed to mimic the look of a twin lens camera, the topmost "lens" is in fact a brilliant viewfinder used only to frame the view and not to focus.

Agfa synchro box 600

Item is a metal box camera for 8, 6 x 9 cm (2.36" x 3.54") exposures on 120 film. The simple design includes a single-element Meniscus lens, fixed speed rotary shutter and brilliant viewfinder.

Anscoflex

Item is an all-metal camera designed by Raymond Loewy for 6 x 6 cm (2.36" x 2.36") exposures on 620 film. Designed to mimic the look of a twin lens camera, the topmost "lens" is in fact a brilliant viewfinder, it is a simple box camera design with a two element Meniscus F11 lens and fixed 1/60th shutter speed. The front panel slides up to reveal the lens and viewfinder.

Expo Watch Camera

Item is a small novelty film camera that is disguised as a railroad pocket watch, first produced into early 1900's and sold until 1939. The exposure is made through the winding stem and the winding knob serves as a lens cap, and required special film cartridges. The camera is relatively common, as it was marketed for so long and several variations exist in the "Expo" trademark style, the winding knob, and the viewfinder shape. Black, red, blue enameled versions produced about 1935 are rarer. Item has its original box and triangular viewfinder, but the lens cap is missing.

Ricoh Golden 16

Item is a subminiature camera for 10 x 14 mm exposures on 16mm film in special cassettes. The camera has a removable lens system and includes a Riken Ricoh F1:3.5/25mm and Riken Telescopic lens F1:5.6/40mm in original wooden box and a box of Golden Ricoh Film in cartridge. The Golden Ricoh was originally names the Golden Steky, both models were higher end miniature cameras and were electroplated in gold.

McKoewn, pg. 828

Kodak Disc 4000

Item is a small, flat, hand-held camera with black plastic body and brushed metal, gold-coloured front plate. Intended by Kodak to replace their instamatic line of cameras, the Kodak Disc cameras were designed to be simple to use, with all automatic functions. The camera used Disc film, a proprietary format that made 15, 11 x 8 mm exposures; this small negative size made the resulting prints very grainy when enlarged and, while the camera did well when it was first introduced, it lost populatiry due to the low quality prints it produced. Item includes a built in flash and wrist strap.

Agfa Silette Type 1

Item is a simple 35mm camera with Agfa Apotar 1:3.5 45mm lens, Pronto SVS shutter with sync contact, it includes a leather case, And an electric light meter "primat" - also in it's own leather case.

Agfa Karat 36

Item consists of an early model of the Agfa Karat 36 35mm camera, also known as the Karomat 36. It has a Compur-Rapid 1-500 shutter, a Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon 1:2/50mm lens, and an optical viewfinder with superimposed rangefinder. It was the first of the Agfa series of Karat cameras to move from Rapid cassettes to 35mm cartridge film. It strongly resembles the Karat 12, but features an accessory shoe, a rotating time exposure lock, and a film rewind knob instead of a depth of field dial.

Agfa-Gevaert N.V.

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.

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 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

No. 3A Folding Autographic Brownie

Item is a folding camera for 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. exposures. The Autogrpahic 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. Lens is a Bausch + Lomb rectilinear lens with ball bearing shutter 1/25 - 1/100 sec. The camera was manufactured from 1913-1926.

Ensign model V

Item is a folding camera for 3 x 4 in. exposures on Ensign quarter plate film. Lens is an Ensign Anastigmat series 6 lens, Sector shutter 1 sec. - 1/100 sec.

Ihagee Rulex camera

Item is an early folding plate camera with a Rulex triple anastigmat F13, 1:4 lens and an unmarked compound shutter. Includes both a brilliant viewfinder and optical direct finder.

Ansco Vest Pocket No.0

Item is a small, folding strut camera for making 4 x 6.5cm exposures on 127 film. Unlike folding bed cameras, the lens remains exposed (on the outside of the camera) when the camera is collapsed. Lens is an Ansco Anastigmat f6.3.

Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta (A) 531

Item is a high quality black leather-covered folding roll film camera, with a rangefinder of the rotating wedge type, gear coupled to front cell focusing lens. This camera has a chrome top. It has the normal lens - a Tessar 75 mm 1:3.5. and a Synchrop Compur shutter.

Agfa Isolette I

Item is a folding camera for 6 x 6 cm roll film exposures. Shutter release is on the body, but there was no double exposure prevention. Equipped with a Agnar F4.5/85mm lens with Vario shutter.

Kodak Premoette Senior camera

Item is a self-erecting folding bed camera for use with 5.7 x 8.25 cm (2 1/2" x 4 1/4") Premo brand film packs. Lens is a Rapid Rectilinear lens by Bausch and Lomb with a Kodak Ball Bearing shutter and cable release.

Kodak Vest Pocket Model B

Item is a folding strut camera from the popular Eastman Kodak Vest Pocket Kodak series. For 4.5 x 6 cm (1.75" x 2.36") exposures on small format, 127 roll film.

Kodak Recomar 18

Item is a folding camera for 5.7 x 8.25 cm (2.25" x 3.25") plate or sheet film. The camera was designed as the Nagel 18 by Dr. August Nagel for his company in Stuttgart Germany and renamed the Recomar 18 after the company was purchased by Kodak and became the German branch of Eastman Kodak: Kodak AG. Lens is a Kodak compur.

Kalimar Reflex

Item is a single lens reflex camera 6 x 6 cm exposures on 120 roll film. Made by Fujita Optical Company for Kalimar (in the USA), the cloth focal plane shutter allows exposures from B to 1/500 sec. Film counter set manually at the first exposure (start at arrow on film back) Sports style viewfinder on viewer shaft.

Rolleiflex Grey Baby, demonstation model

Item is a knob-advance twin lens reflex camera for 4 x 4 cm exposures on 127 format film. More compact than other twin lens reflex cameras, with a smaller negatives, the Grey Body has a Xenar f3.5 lens with a Syncrho compur shutter. The camera comes in a gray leather case and is equipped with an ultra violet Waltz filter and a lens hood.

Leica iif

Item is a small, hand-held metal camera with black vulcanite cover on body. Summitar lens (f=5cm), strap and lens cap included.

Kiev-4

Item is a 35 mm rangefinder camera with a smaller and more sensitive exposure meter than the Kiev-3 and 3A. This was an imitation of the CONTAX II, it was built after the original tools had been removed from the Zeiss factory at Jena. The lens is a Jupiter-8M, f=2/50mm.

Kiev

Portrait of ladies in hats

Item is a portrait of two women wearing hats and coats, mounted on a green, textured card with white border, inset and emboxxed name at left, "Morton/ LINDSAY, ONT." Image has been stuck onto card where a probable previous image was removed.

M.M. Morton

Portrait of a medical faculty member, University of Michigan

Item is a cream carte de visite with gold border and photograph of a man with a thick beard. On verso, in black letterpress, "R.D. PALMER,/ PHOTOGRAPHER,/ AND PORTRAIT PAINTER,/ Huron Street, East of Cook's Hotel,/ Ann Arbor, Mich./ Call and see Porcelain Pictures./ Negatives preserved. Copies enlarged/ in India Ink or Oil."

R.D. Palmer

Leniniana Collection

  • F 2008.005
  • Collection
  • 1917-2003; predominant 1980-1990

The collection consists of more than 800 items featuring the image of Vladimir Ilych Lenin, the founder of the Soviet Union. There is a variety of media, including paper, textile, bronze, alloy, gold, clay, wood, porcelain, stone as well as books, posters, postcards, and 35mm black and white film. The collection was assembled between 1989 and 2003 in Moscow, Leningrad, Kiev, Vilnius and Kaliningrad. The items in the collection have been arranged in the following series: Documentary Films, Posters, Postcards, Books and Periodicals, Records, Pins, Bookplates, Paintings, Rugs and Embroidery, Postage Stamps, Notes, Coins and Commemorative Medals, Sculptures, Reliefs, Flags.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Canadian Architect magazine fonds

  • F 2009.002
  • Fonds
  • 1955-[ca. 1990]

The archive contains thousands of negatives and photographs taken for publication in Canadian Architect magazine. As announced in the magazine's inaugural issue, Canadian Architect reviewed and documented both public and private structures, including churches, homes, businesses, airports, government offices and public spaces. The subjects of the photographs are generally modern Canadian structures, but images of some International sites and early 20th century Canadian buildings can be found in the collection as well. The collection also contains images of entries to the annual national design awards program sponsored by the magazine, the "Awards of Excellence." The collection also functions as a record of the changing nature of magazine production over the latter part of the 20th century. Canadian Architect was the first business publication in Canada to make engravings on site from original photographs, allowing for a rich selection of both prints and negatives. Instructions by editors and layout artists regarding their eventual printing in the magazine are often written directly on the prints, along with photographer's stamps, credit lines or captions.

Canadian Architect

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

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

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.

Portrait of boy and girl in outdoor scene

Item is a cream cabinet card with gold letterpress at bottom, "Thom Winnipeg." Photograph shows two children in front of a painted backdrop, depicting a lake and trees. The boy holds a straw hat and the girl is seated on a wooden chair made of twigs. Another straw hat leans against the chair.

Thom

Portrait of two young men in suits

Item consists of a brownish green card with small oval photograph pasted on. Image is of two young men in pinstriped suits, also shown in 2008.001.112. Embossed at lower right of card, in black, "Studebaker/ 142 N. MAIN ST./ WICHITA." On verso, handwritten in pencil, sideways, "MARY A Ydene".

Studebaker

Potrait of two men with cabinet card

Item is a brown cabinet card with gold edging and black letterpress at bottom, "Pittaway & Jarvis./ 117 Sparks Street,/ Ottawa, Ont." Photograph is printed with a rounded frame, showing two men seated on a lawn, each holding umbrellas, in front of a studio backdrop. They pass a cabinet card between them. On verso, in black letterpress, "First Prize, Silver Medal,/ Provincial Exhibition, 1884-1887./ From/ Pittaway & Jarvis/ Photographic ARTISTS/ 117 Sparks Street/ OTTAWA/ All Negatives Kept./ Copies or Englargements can be had/ at any time." In pencil, at aupper right, "4.50".

Pittaway & Jarvis

Portrait of a soldier, pointing

Item is a beige carte de visite with an image of a soldier, with plumed helmet and sword, in front of a studio backdrop. The man is posed, pointing off camera. On verso, in black letterpress, "No.../ GEORGE CROUGHTON/ FIRST CLASS PRIZE MEDALLIST,/ MINIATURE PAINTER & PHOTOGRAPHER,/ 19 ALBERT PLACE,/ LONDON ROAD SOUTH,/ LOWESTOFT./ THIS PORTRAIT CAN BE ENLARGED/ TO ANY SIZE AND FINISHED IN/ BLACK AND WHITE, OIL OR WATER COLOR."

Croughton, George Hanmer, 1843-1920

Portrait of Jhosef Mather(?)

Item is a cream carte de visite with gold border and photograph of man, bearded. On verso, handwritten in ink at top, "Jhosef(?) Mather/ St Marys/ Ohio." At centre, in black letterpress, "D.P. GROVES,/ PHOTOGRAPHER/ Opposite Cook's Hotel,/ Ann Arbor, - Mich."

D.P. Groves, Photographer

[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.

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.

Minolta-16-Ps

Item is a subminiature camera taking 9mm film (in cartridge). Lens is a Rokkor F3.5/25mm. Comes with wrist strap, film cartridge, manual, pouch and three filters in original box. Group in original gift box. Shutter works.

McKoewn pg.682

Minolta-16

Item is a subminiature camera, taking 10 x 14 mm exposures on 16mm film in special cassettes. Comes with 4 extension lense and a tripod adapter. Lens is a Rokkor F2.8/22mm .

Linhof Super Technika III 6x9

Item is a large format camera for 6 x 9 cm exposures on sheet or roll film. The Technika system used interchangable lenses mounted on boards. The back is extendible and is adjustable no all four corners to control for perspective. A plate for lens change range finder and calibration is mounted on the camera and the viewfinder has a special cover plate. No plate holder, or film holders are included, the lens is mounted on a non Linhof plate and is a substitute - a Schneider Xenar f4.5 105 mm with a Compur shutter 1-1/250.

Rolleiflex Automat model 1

Item is medium format twin lens reflex camera for 6 x 6 cm exposures on 120 format film. Lens is a Zeiss Tessar f4.5, 75 mm. with a Compur shutter, 1 - 1/300 sec.. The Automat models included a film counter that used the thickness of the film roll backing to count exposed frames. The Model 1 is also known as Model RF 111A.

Rolleiflex Grey Baby

Item is a knob-advance twin lens reflex camera for 4 x 4 cm exposures on 127 format film. More compact than other twin lens reflex cameras, with a smaller negatives, the Grey Body has a Xenar f3.5 lens with a Syncrho compur shutter. The camera comes in a gray leather case and is equipped with an ultra violet Waltz filter and a lens hood.

Rolleicord Model 1

Item is an inexpensive version of the classic Rolleiflex medium format, twin lens reflex camera with fewer features. Shot 6 x 6 cm exposures on 120 film; adapters could be obtained to shoot with 35mm and sheet film. The lens is a Zeiss Triotar f 3.8, 7.5cm with a 28.5 filter screw mount.

Kodak Brownie Reflex, Synchro Model

Item consists of a Brownie Reflex Synchro Model, made in Canada by the Canadian Kodak Co. Limited. It has a twin-lens reflex pattern and a large finder with a folding hood. It uses 127 film, a rotary shutter, and has a meniscus lens. It is in the original box with two manual booklets and has a fabric braid strap.

Leica R4

Item is a small hand held 35mm camera with metal and black vulcanite case. Two large metal rings attached on either side for a strap (not included). No lens included.

Zenit-E

Item is a 35 mm cameras with 1/30 - 1/500 shutter speeds and a Helios 44 mm f2 lens. The camera has an uncoupled selenium meter and a match-needle on top housing. The match-needle was a system of exposure metering commonly used in the 1960's and 1970's. The system used small needles (similar to small watch hands) that lined up to indicate the level of exposure.

Zeiss Ikon Tenax I

Item is a simple camera for 50 exposures ( 24x24mm ) on regular 35mm film . It was built 1939 t0 1941, the low serial No indicates a small production of this camera , possibly because of the war.
The foldable lever transported the film and cocked the Compur shutter.
The lens is a non exchangeable Zeiss Novar Anastigmat 1:3.5 with a focal length of 35mm. The Viewfinder is a simple Newton finder , it is folded onto the body Focusing by front lens in a simple helical mounting.

Mercury Model II

Item is an aluminum body camera for 35mm film that takes 65 half sized photographs. A rotary metal focal plane shutter with speeds T, B, 1/20-1/1000 plus hot shoe synch.

Universal Camera Corporation

Lakes

In this series are moving images of underwater explorations of lakes in Canada (Lake Huron, Lake Erie) and a Russia (Lake Baikal). Also featured are items that explore the process of both underwater exploration and underwater cinematography in lake settings. Recordings are of varying stages of production from raw footage to full productions and promotional videos.

MacInnis, Joseph B.

Brownie Target Six-20

Item is a small box camera with leatherette casing and metal faceplate. Camera is loaded with Kodak Verichrome 620 film.

No. 2 Cartridge Hawkeye Model C

Item is a leatherette covered box camera for exposures on 120 film. Originally designed and produced by the Boston Camera Company, Hawk-Eye camera production changed hands twice, once in 1890 when sold to the Blair Camera Company, then again in 1907, when Eastman Kodak purchased the company. Simple lens and rotary shutter.

Ansco Shur-Flash

Item is an inexpensive box camera made of fiberboard and covered with imitation leather. The camera has a Gallileo-type viewfinder only (no brilliant viewfinder), flash contacts, and a single speed shutter that is fast enough to accommodate bulb flashes. It used 120 size roll film.

Pho-Tak Reflex I

Item is a simple box camera designed to mimic the look of a twin lens camera. The topmost "lens" is in fact a brilliant viewfinder, the lens is a "colour corrected" Bohmar Precision lens (74mm) allows no focusing.

Six-20 Brownie

Item is a box camera made by the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, New York, USA between May 1933 and April 1941. It shoots 620 rollfilm and makes 6x9cm photographs. The is the US version of the camera. There was also a UK model that was drastically different in build and facia. The cardboard body is covered in leatherette, and the metal front panel is decorated with a geometric art-deco design. The Six-20 Brownie has a top viewfinder as well as a side viewfinder. This camera has two focusing zones - 5 to 10 feet and beyond 10 feet - which can be selected below the lens controlled by a spring-loaded lever. The shutter speed of the Six-20 is fixed at approximately 1/25th of a second. There is also a bulb mode, which is accessed by a pull-out tab above the shutter release. The Six-20 Brownie was originally sold for $2.50.

Ensign Ful-Vue

Item is a box camera manufactured by Ensign in 1945. There are two versions of the Ensign Ful-Vue, a pre-WWII version and a postwar version. The item in the collection is the less common postwar version. This model consists of a black metal body with an oddly rounded top viewfinder. The postwar model was also available in blue, red and grey. The black version was originally listed and sold between $15-25.

No. 2 Folding Autographic Brownie

Item is a self-erecting folding camera for 5.7 x 8.25 cm (2 1/2" x 3 1/4") exposures with 120 autographic roll film. The Autogrpahic 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. Lens is a Bausch and Lomb with Kodak ball bearing shutter.

Bentzin Primar folding camera

Item is an compact double extension folding plate or sheet film camera for 9 x 12 cm (3.5" x 4.75"). Lens is a Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 1 :4,5 f : 13.5cm with a Compur shutter (1 to 1/200th). The camera has both a brilliant viewfinder and a sports-finder.

Kodak Vest Pocket Autographic

Item is a folding trellis strut camera from the Vest Pocket series for 4.5 x 6 cm (1.77" x 2.36") exposures on 127 roll film. Lens is a Kodak Anastigmat 84mm f4.7, with a ball-bearing shutter with B,T, 1/25, 1/50, etc.. A case in included.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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