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The Rock, White Rock, BC

Items consists of a post card of a 4 men and 4 women standing and sitting on a large rock. Image is circular and likely shot on an early Kodak Brownie. On the front, above the image someone has handwritten in pencil "The Rock", and below...

Early cameras

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 sli...

Unknown box camera

Item consists of a sheet film wooden box camera with brown leather covering, for 4.5" x 3.5" exposures on sheet film. Manufacturer unknown. Includes 2 wooden film holders.

Stereoscopic views boxset

This item is a wooden stereoscopic box set with hand held viewer. Viewer is able to fold on top of itself and is made of wood and leather. Box has 45 stereoscopic slides made from various publishing studios such as Kilburn and Underwood & Unde...

Detective camera

Item is a wooden, leather-covered Waterbury Improved Detective Camera. The design is a simple box format with film holders accessed through a door at the rear, and shutter assembly inside the front of box. On the inside of the plate holder door, a...

Helioscopic Magic Lantern

A Helioscopic Magic Lantern with its original three-wick oil light tank. This model was created by English lantern and slide manufacturer and retailer Walter Clement Tyler, who opened a shop in London in 1885. The Helioscopic is one of Tyler'...

Walter Tyler

Verascope stereo camera (Jules Richard)

Item is a french metal stereoscopic camera manufactured by Jules Richard. Brand on the back of the camera states that this object was manufactured in Paris, France then retailed through Felix Neumann Photohaus Studio in Austria. Manufactures typic...

Jules Carpentier Photo-Jumelle

Item consists of a Jules Carpentier Photo-Jumelle, a rigid-bodied binocular camera. One lens is for viewing and the other is for taking single exposures. This jumelle-type camera is not a stereo camera. The magazine holds 12 plates that are 4.5 x ...

Portrait of three children

Item is a cream coloured cabinet card with gold letterpress at bottom edge, "Dixon/ Cor. King & Yonge Sts./ TORONTO." Photograph is a full length portrait of three children, with the youngest wearing a velvet coat, tartan skirt and m...

Dixon, Samuel J.

Lanterna Magica

Item is a child's, oil lamp magic lantern set manufactured by German company Ernst Planck. The set contains a tin projector, two-part lens, oil lamp, and 12 lantern slides. Instructions for use are printed in German, French, and English on th...

Stereo-graphoscope viewer (unknown)

Item is a wooden stereoscope with binocular like lenses and a wooden hood. Stereograph card holder does not slide and handle bends onto viewer. This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimension...

Detective cameras

Items in this series are photographic devices designed to be inconspicuous, intended for photographers to make candid exposures without the subject being aware. The first detective cameras appeared with the production of commercially available dry...

Scovill & Adams Company

Nicholas M. and Marilyn A. Graver Photographic Publications Collection

  • F 2005.003
  • Fonds
  • 1893-2005

The collection consists of small pamphlets or periodicals issued by camera manufacturers to promote the sale of camera equipment or encourage the use of their films and apparatus. Most issues were published by the Eastman Kodak Company in Rocheste...

[Portrait of a Boy]

Item consists of a black and white photograph of a young boy. The young boy is wearing a formal suit and tie, and is looking off to the right. The photograph was shot in H.E. Peagam's studio in Toronto, Ontario. H.E. Peagam was photographer t...

H.E. Peagam

Toy Magic Lantern

Red lacquered, barrel shaped children's toy magic lantern. Simple model that could be used with a candle. Manufactured by the German toy company 'Gebrüder Bing'. Ignaz Bing and his brother Adolph Bing founded the retail company sell...

Gebruder Bing

Tin stereoscope viewer (De Jong)

Item is a compact green tin stereoscope viewer adorned with a gold leaf and painted floral design. Item is collapsible. Manufacture's brand is stamped between viewer lenses. Item comes with two silver gelatin stereoscopes from the Pocket Rot...

Long Focus Premo

Item is a medium format studio camera. It resembles the Premo Sr., but features an extra long bellows that extends out the back of the camera. It is made of wood and polished laquered brass, and the body is covered with fine black leather. It is f...

Portrait of a man and woman

Item is a grey card with both an embossed border and a thin white border around a rectangular photograph of a man (seated) in a suit and a woman in a ruffled white dress. At bottom right of card, embossed in gold, "S. Askin/ TEESWATER,/ ONT.&...

Askin, Samuel

Perfecscope viewer

Item is a Holmes style handheld stereoscope manufactured by H.C.White Company. Item is made of aluminium and wood with velvet around the viewer hood. The viewer is adorned with floral engraving. Slide holding the card is removable and adjustable t...

No. 2 Bull's-Eye Camera

Item consists of a brown leather-covered wood box which loads from the top; for 3.5" x 3.5" exposures on 101 rollfilm or double plateholders. Camera features a rotary disk shutter and rotating disk stops.

Stereographs, large sets

File consists of narrative series' of stereographs that depicting story-lines through tableau. Most stories are comedic, heart-warming, or sarcastic in nature, often focused on domestic topics. Many popular series were either recreated or sol...

Box and snapshot roll film cameras

Series contains simple, snapshot cameras designed for mass public consumption, taking advantage of the new flexible roll film that was developed in 1883. The box camera was a logical follow up from the original simple camera obscuras, often having...

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 st...

[Portrait of a Young Woman]

Item consists of a sepiatoned black and white portrait of a young woman. The portrait is circular with a soft edge. The woman has her hair tied up around her head and is looking off to the left. She is wearing a black dress with a white lace colla...

Ward, A. R.

Panoram Kodak No.4

Item is a rollfilm panoramic cameras in which the lens pivots and projects the image to the curved focal plane. The camera uses No. 103 rollfilm to take 3.50 x 12 inch exposures. It has a rapid rectilinear lens and a 142 degree angle. This model i...

Monarch stereoscope viewer

This item is a hand held stereoscope made of wood and aluminium. The hood of the viewer is adorned with a floral engraving and a seal of a deer. The viewer is lined with velvet. The handle is able to bend back onto the viewer. This object was used...

Stereo-graphoscope viewer

This item is a handheld stereoscope made entirely of wood and has binocular style adjustable lenses. Handle folds onto viewer. Written on bottom of viewer: USA. APR. 23; 1889. OCT.15.1895; CANADA FEB.1996; FRANCE B.S.G.D.G; GREAT BRITAIN, GERMANY,...

Ray C

Item is a box-type camera for 4x5 inch plates in double plateholders. The wood boy is covered with genuine black leather. It has two viewfinders, a rotating diaphragm with three apertures, a single meniscus lens, and two tripod sockets.

Panoramic cameras

Series contains cameras designed to take wide-angle photographs (images that are least twice as wide as they are tall). Cameras of this nature began to be produced soon after photography was invented, as photographers have always wanted to capture...

No. 2 Bulls-Eye Kodak

Item consists of an 1899 model of the No. 2 Bulls-Eye Kodak, which was manufactured from 1896-1913. It has a wooden interior, a spring controlled rotary disc shutter, and rotating disc stops controlled by pulling a lever on the top of the camera.

No. 2 Flexo Kodak

Item is a box camera that uses No. 101 rollfilm for twelve 3.5 x 3.5 inch exposures. This camera has the unique feature where the sides and back come off completely for loading. It has an achromatic lens and rotary shutter. It was marketed as the ...

Magazine Cyclone No. 5

Item is a black leather wooden box-style magazine camera for 4x5 inch plates. The camera has a meniscus lens, a time and instantaneous shutter, and two reflecting type viewfinders. This camera model was made by the Western Camera Manufacturing Com...

Portrait of man with guitar

Item is a brown card with silver border and silver letterpress, showing Ontario crest and text "B. Frank Stewart/ ORILLIA, ONT." Image is of a man playing a guitar. He sits on an elaborate cushioned chair in front of a painted backdrop d...

B. Frank Stewart

[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 th...

Pals

Item consists of a black and white photograph of two boys standing, holding a string with fish on it between them. The boy on the left is wearing a shirt and black pants with a belt, and is holding one end of the string. The boy on the right is we...

Ted Brock fonds

  • F 213
  • Fonds
  • 1900 - 1990

This fonds contains the following files: F 213.1 - Oshawa Collegiate and Vocational Institute, 1980-88. F 213.2 - Interview with Alan Collier, 1990. F 213.3 - ROW Production of Finian's Rainbow, 1960. F 213.4 - Framed Graduating Class Composi...

Electric epidiascope

Item is a black tin, electric epidiascope, designed to project both transparent magic lantern slides as well as opaque images and small three-dimensional objects (called an episcope). Inside the lantern is a mirror that can be adjusted using a kno...

The pocket rotoscope stereoscope

Item is a novelty compact collapsible tinplate stereoscope given as a premium from cigarette brands. The cover of the object is built in the shape of a small book. It is detailed with green, gold and yellow floral designs. Once item is unlocked, a...

French Magic Lantern

Lantern with a black lacquered lantern body, a brass adjustable thread objective lens and an extendable chimney. This type of magic lantern would be used for presentations in large halls, and for educational uses in schools.The manufacturer is mos...

Laterne Universelle C&G Paris

Field cameras

This series contains view cameras whose lighter and more compact design, as compared to larger, studio style cameras, allowed for them to be easily transported for use in outdoor settings and for travelling. Alterations like collapsible bellows (f...

Evelina J. Thompson fonds

  • F 265
  • Fonds
  • 1900 - 1985

This fonds contains the following files: Books - Published: Miscellaneous Shorthand Works++; Pitman Shorthand Reference Books; The History Of Ryerson Institute Of Technology; General Correspondence; Photographs; Pitman Shorterhand Evaluation, Revi...

Daguerreotype

Daguerreotype in oringinal leather case with velvet padding and brass spacer and preserver. Photograph is of a couple with a baby, some blurring can be seen where the baby moved its head during the long expsoure.

Midwifery Education Program

  • RG 662
  • Fonds
  • 1900-2014

Fonds contains records related to the Ryerson Midwifery Education Program.

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 spec...

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