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Adlake Regular

Item is a manual plate changing box-style camera. It holds 12 steel plateholders inside the top door compartment behind the plane of focus. Holders have to be manually inserted into a slot. The camera has an achromatic lens with three diaphragm stops, two viewfinders, an aperture scale from f16 to 45, and a time and instantaneous shutter.

Bell & Howell 240 Electric Eye camera outfit

Item consists of a Bell & Howell 240 motion picture camera. It is in a hard leather case also containing the manual and the case key. The camera uses 16mm film, has automatic exposure control, a 20mm lens, a self threading mechanism, has 32-fott film run and rapid winding crank, a reserve power indicator, and accepts a cable release.

Bell & Howell Two Fifty Two

Item consists of a Bell & Howell Two Fifty Two motion picture camera. It takes 8mm film, and has a Bell & Howell Super-Comat 10mm f/2.3 lens. There is a dial on the front of the camera to select aperture, light settings, and black & white or colour. It has a two-toned brown body and a winding knob on the side.

DeVry QRS Model K-1

Item consists of a brick-shaped brown plastic camera. It creates 40 24 x 32 mm exposures on 35 mm film in special cassttes. The camera uses a Graf Anastigmat f7/7/40 mm lens with a single-speed shutter that trips by counterclockwise motion on the winding crank.

Imperial Mark XII Flash

Item is a simple, grey Bakelite camera for 6 x 6 cm (2.36" x 2.36") exposures on 620 film. The design includes a fixed focus, single aperture and one shutter speed. There are connection points for a flash unit, and a dimpled metal plate on the front, perhaps intended to mimic the apperance of a selenium light meter.

Imperial Mark XII Flash

Item is a simple, red, Bakelite camera for 6 x 6 cm (2.36" x 2.36") exposures on 620 film. The design includes a fixed focus, single aperture and one shutter speed. There are connection points for a flash unit, and a dimpled metal plate on the front, perhaps intended to mimic the apperance of a selenium light meter.

Ingento toning and fixing powder

12 oz. glass tube with cork stopper that contained Ingento No.2 toning and fixing powder for all kinds of gelatine printing out papers, now empty with a crack in the glass. Found inside original cardboard packaging with rolled up sheet of instructions and a folded paper with an advertisement for "Titleit", a service provided by Burke & James, Inc. for marking negatives with typed titles.

Burke & James, Inc.

Marie Heath

Item is a photograph of the actress Marie Heath, known as "The Little Sunbeam." Credited in the production of "For Mother's Sake" (1904) produced by Rusco and Holland, minstrel company, Cincinnati & New York.

Harrison

Mount Vernon souvenir

Blue and green cardboard mailer has a die-cut opening revealing souvenir photographs of Mount Vernon, Va. The mailer is addressed to Miss Lenore Parkinson, c/o Auditor of Disbursements Office, Bell Telephone Co., Elgin Bldg., Toronto, Ont., Canada, Room 902. The mailer is U.S. stamped, and cancelled.

The Grogan Photo Service

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.

Portrait of Albert Johnson

Item is a white cabinet card with gold letterpress at bottom. At the left the text "Brown" is surrounded by a design of artist's palette and brushes. On the right, "STERLING, ILL./ 10 EAST THIRD ST." Photograph is a portrait of a young man in high starched collar pressed back into 'wings' with a striped bowtie. He wears an open jacket and waistcoat. On verso, handwritten in blue ink, "Albert Johnson".

Brown

Portrait of Everett Gould

Item consists of a white cabinet card with embossed gold text at bottom "Carlsou/ SYCAMORE, / ILLS." A design with the letters "F" "M" and "C" intertwined is at the bottom centre. Photograph is a portrait taken from the side of a man with beard and moustache, white starched collar pressed into "wings" and a white tie. On verso, design printed in blue of croxx and flowers with scroll at centre. Design features the text "Carlsou/ PHOTOGRAPHER/ SYCAMORE,/ Ills./ Duplicates/ can be had/ at any/ Time./ COPYING AND ENLARGING/ A SPECIALTY./ 1893." Handwritten in pencil at the top edge, "Everett Gould" and in brown ink at the right side, "Property of/ Dorothy E. Higby."

Carlsou Photographer

Portrait of Glenn Kelsey

Item consists of a grey card with embossed text at bottom right, "F. C. Barnum/ MORRISON/ ILL." Photograph is a portrait of a young man with high starched collar and patterend bowtie. On verso, handwritten in blue ink, "Glenn Kelsey".

F. C. Barnum

Portrait of Herman Sterling

Item is a white cabinet card with embossed edging and embossed text at bottom, "Brown" and "STERLING, ILL./ 10 EAST THIRD ST." The name Brown is placed within a decorative artist's palette and brushes design. Photograph is a of an older man with long moustache and simply wool suitcoat and striped tie. On verso, handwritten in blue ink, "Herman Sterling uncle of/ Mazie(?) Shepard".

Brown

Portrait of John Helms

Item is a green cabinet card with white embossed design of wreath and ribbon at bottom, with text "BROWN/ STERLING, ILL." and a design at centre with the letters "E" "B" and "C" intertwined. Photograph is a portrait of a man with wide silk tie and a high collar pressed back into "wings". On verso, handwritten in blue ink, "John Helms".

Brown

Portrait of Roy Hoak

Item consists of a cream coloured cabinet card with gold letterpress at bottom. At the left the text "Brown" is surrounded by a design of artist's palette and brushes. On the right, "STERLING, ILL./ 10 EAST THIRD ST." Photograph is a portrait of a young man in high starched collar with a vertical stripe and a floral embroidered ascot. He wears an open jacket and waistcoat. On verso, handwritten in blue ink, "Roy Hoak".

Brown

Portrait of William H. Warner

Item is a cream coloured card with gold border and photograph of a man, bearded. Inscription in ink at bottom, "Wm H Warner/ Odell, Ill". On verso, inside a decorative peach-coloured drawn frame, in black letterpress, "D.P. GROVES,/ PHOTOGRAPHER,/ ANN ARBOR, MICH." On verso, a "D" appears handwritten on card.

D.P. Groves, Photographer

Portrait of a man in patterned suit

Item consists of a gold edged card with a light pink base, and text in gold letterpress at the bottom edge, "A.I. Witter, Pecatonica, Ill." A long, narrow photograph gives a full length portrait of a man in a 3 piece suit all done in the same white flecked wool fabric. The coat is a little overlarge, probably a late 1860s style, and is buttoned at the top button only. He wears a striped ascot, and leans against a chair in front of a painted studio backdrop depicting a window and mantel. On the verso, a long text handwritten in pencil that indicates the sender (probably the man pictured in the card) could not come for New Year's as he had other obligations with a family called the Bowlys(?). He signs his initials "A.H." At the top left, in a different hand, "805/ 12.-".

Tru-Vue

Item is a viewer made from Bakelite that allows the viewing of stereo transparencies. Stereo transparency included.

Tru-Vue viewer

Binocular viewer is brown plastic, with black metal slide at the bottom for reel advancement. The eye pieces are fitted with transparent lenses for viewing images against translucent plastic backs--these allow ambient light to illuminate the images from behind. Molded into the body of the viewer is "TRU-VUE, ROCK ISLAND ILL, MADE IN U.S.A., U.S. PAT. 90564", and "INSERT FILM THIS END" (left side). The two-piece cardboard box has a silver top printed with the Tru-Vue logo in black, and a black bottom printed with "Tru-Vue Inc., Pictures With Depth, Rock Island, Illinois, printed and made in U.S.A." in silver.

Tru-Vue Company

[Portrait (drawing) of a young man in tartan tie]

Item is a cream cabinet card with scalloped edges and red letterpress at bottom edge, "E. R. Owen, RED BUD, ILL." At the centre, printed inside a design of artist's palette and brushes, the text "EXTRA FINISH". Photograph of a drawing of a young man in suit jacket and tartan tie, vignetted so the image is quite small. The photograph has a pink tone.

E. R. Owen