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Portrait of a woman

Item is a cream card with light pink backing. Vignetted portrait of a woman in a high collared dress with vertical ribbon decoration. At bottom of front of card, in brown letterpress, "G. W. Secretan 210a TUFNELL PARK Rd". On verso, also...

George William O Secretan

Edmund Fitzgerald

The items in this series all have to do with the ship the Edmund Fitzgerald, which sank in Lake Superior on November 10th, 1975. The recordings concern the 1994 expedition led by Dr. MacInnis and his team’s efforts to find an answer for the demise...

MacInnis, Joseph B.

Newspapers

The file consists of newspaper publications having no apparent relation to Ryerson University, but having been in the Archives for many years.

Lantern Slides, Ships

Two slides feature two ships: in one slide the boat sails peacefully along the water in Newfoundland, and in the other slide a boat is caught in a storm. In the third slide, a crew is working on either loading or unloading a boat and crew members ...

Kodak XL 362 movie outfit

Item consists of a Kodak XL 362 movie outfit, including camera, 4 AA--size batteries, wrist strap, and eye cup. Originally also included a super 8 cartridge of Kodak type G Ektachrome 160 movie film.

Premo Box Camera

Item consists of a Premo 4x5 inch plate camera with 1 plate holder within. This camera opens a the top for reloading. It has a [stiff] safety shutter, a two speed shutter, two viewfinders, an adjustable diaphragm, and two tripod sockets. The plate...

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...

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.

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...

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.

[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

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

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...

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.

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

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.

Portrait of a woman

Item consists of a light grey card with photograph of a young woman in patterend dress with puff-ball sleeves and a floral-printed blouse. At the bottom right, embossed, "BAIKIE" above the design of the letters B, J and T intertwined, an...

Baikie

No. 2 Brownie Model B

Item is Brownie No. 2 Model B box camera that used 120 film to make pictures 5.7 x 8.25 cm in size. It has a meniscus lens and rotary shutter and two reflecting finders. The camera has a leatherette covered card body with a grained pattern. It has...

AZ Watson Taken at Midnight

Item consists of a sepiatone black and white photograph of a man and a dog at midnight in Nome, Alaska. The man appears to be standing on a porch with his hands in his pockets. He is wearing a long dark coat, glasses and a hat. There are binocular...

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...

Premo film pack adapter

4x5 film pack adapter for Premo camera. Metal and wood pack adapter. Inscription on side of wood "For Premo cameras." Premo cameras were manufactured by Rochester Optical and Camera company, which was bought out by Eastman Kodak in 1903....

No. 3B Quick Focus Kodak

Item is a box camera for 3.25 x 5.50 inch exposures on 125 mm film. It has a meniscus achromatic lens, a rotary shutter with three stops, two tripod sockets, and two brilliant finders. There is a focus lever on the side of the camera to set proper...

Auto Graflex

Item consists of a single lens reflex Auto Graflex camera for 3.25 x 4.25" plates or film sheets. It has a disappearing Bausch & Lomb 166mm f/4.5 lens, a collapsible viewing hood and a cloth curtain New Simplified Focal Plane Shutter with...

No. 3 Brownie camera, model B

Item is a wooden box camera with leatherette covering for large 8.25 x 10.8 cm (3.25 x 4.25") exposures on 124 film. The design is simple, with a fixed focus and shutter speed. The roll film was advanced past the lens manually with a small cr...

Kodak wooden developing tank

Item consists of a wooden box used for black and white film developing, containing a stainless steel round metal film tank and reel for 120mm film, 2 handles for film winding that fit through holes in the box, 1 film spool, and a metal instrument....

Weno Hawk-Eye No. 7

Item is a Weno Hawk-Eye No. 7 box camera by the Blair Camera Division of the Eastman Kodak Company. The wood box is covered with seal grain morocco leather with brass and nickel trimmings. It has a fixed focus achromatic meniscus lens with rotary ...

Log Focus Revolving Back Conley Model XV

Item is a folding dry plate camera with Wollensak lens, f2.5-16, Conley Safety Shutter 1 - 1/1000 sec. Mahogany and nickel construction with brown leather finish and red bellows. The Conley Camera company was based in Rochester Minnesota and frequ...

No.3A Folding Pocket Kodak Model B5

Item is a vertical style folding bed camera for 8.25 x 14 cm (3 1/4" x 5 1/2") exposures on 122 roll film. The shutter has Timer and Bulb settings and a Bausch & Lomb lens.

The Radioptican

Black with gold-trim picture and postcard consumer projector with adjustable telescopic lens. This model has two chimneys and two electric bulb fixtures. The Radioptican originally was made by the H. C. White Company of North Bennington, Vermont, ...

Orillia, Ontario photographs

Tan envelopes are printed in black with "B. Frank Stewart, Kodaks and Amateur Supplies, Orillia, Ontario." Most of the photographs are undated snapshots of unidentified individuals and groups posed indoors and out, and images of farm ani...

Shields, Lorne

Dollar Box Camera

Item is a small strapless box camera with a single viewfinder that uses 127 film for 4x6.5cm exposures. Some versions are identified "Ansco Dollar Camera" on the front but this specific one only has "Ansco" on the front. This m...

Brownie No. 2A Model B

Item consists of a Kodak No. 2-A Brownie Model B box roll film camera. It used size 116 film and made a picture 6.4x10.8cm. The camera has a leatherette covered card body, a metal film carrier, and two reflecting finders. Case can be removed for l...

Kodak Premo No. 9 combination case

Item consists of a black leather case with red velvet lining containing a Premo No. 9 Kodak folding camera, two wooden negative holders, and the camera manual. The camera used 5 x 5 or 5 x 7 plates or film packs.

Kodak No. 3A Folding Brownie Model A

Item consists of a Kodak No. 3A Folding Brownie Camera, Model A. It is a viewfinder folding camera with a black imitation leather covered wood body.It uses type 124 film rolls to make a picture size of 8.3 x 14 cm (the size of a postcard). This it...

No. 3 Autographic Brownie Model H

Item consists of a Kodak No. 3 Autographic folding camera, model H. Camera has a brilliant viewfinder and black leather covering. It uses type A118 autographic film rolls to make 6 exposures of 3.125 x 4.25 in (8 x 10.5 cm). This camera has a Koda...

Autographic No. 1A Kodak Junior

Item consists of an autographic No. 1A Kodak Junior camera. It uses 116 film to make 2.5 x 4.25 inch time or instantaneous exposures. The camera has an achromatic meniscus lens and an aperture scale from f8 to f45.2. The bellows are adjusted to fo...

Kodak No. 1A Autographic Junior

Item consists of an autographic No. 1A Kodak Junior camera. It uses 116 film to make 2.5 x 4.25 inch time or instantaneous exposures. The camera has an achromatic rapid rectilinear meniscus lens and an aperture scale from f8 to f45.2. The bellows ...

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.

No. 2A folding autographic brownie

Item is a folding autographic camera that allowed one to write on the negative using a metal stylus. Photos were taken on 120 roll film. In 1917 the ends were changed from a squared to rounded version, and the No. 2A was produced with the rounded...

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.

No. 2C Brownie camera

Item is a fairly large box camera, for 6 7.5 x 12.7 cm (3 x 5") exposures on Kodak 130 film. Simple lens and rotary shutter.

No. 2C Brownie

Item consists of a box camera that uses 130 film for 2 7/8 x 4 7/8 inch exposures. The camera has a meniscus achromatic lens and rotary shutter. The camera has a leatherette covering in a grained pattern, a metal film carrier, two reflecting viewf...

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 stylu...

Brownie No. 2C Model A

Item consists of a Kodak No. 2-C Brownie Model A box camera. The camera used 130 roll film for an image size of 5.715 x 10.795 cm. It has a standard Meniscus achromatic lens and a rotary shutter.

No. 2A Cartridge Hawk-Eye Model B

Item is a box camera with a metal body and leatherette covering. It uses 116 film for 2.5 x 4.25 inch exposures. The camera has a meniscus lens, a single-speed rotary shutter, and two viewfinders.

No. 2 Brownie, model F

Item consists of a No. 2 Brownie model F camera. It is a box roll film camera and one of the first to use "Kodak" 120 film. Manufactured by the Canadian Kodak Co. Ltd. between 1924 and 1935. Picture size 2 1/4 x 3 1/4. Has a meniscus len...

No. 2 Brownie model F

Item is an aluminum box camera for 5.7 x 8.25 cm (2 1/4" x 3 1/4") exposures on 120 film. This is a variation on previous models, which were leatherette covered cardboard. Simple lens with 3 aperture settings and rotary shutter.

Atherley

Item consists of photographs of a family taken at Atherley. Subjects include water bodies, a canoe, the Samuel de Champlain monument (in present day Orillia and designed by Vernon March), a house, and a cow.

Ciné Kodak Model BB

Item is a hand-held movie camera produced by Kodak for amateur use. Two-speed shutter could shoot 8 and 16 fps. Anastigmatic lens 25mm f/1.9 - f/16.

Cine-Kodak Model B

Item consists of a Cine-Kodak Model B 16mm motion picture camera. It was the follow-up to the Cine-Kodak, the world's first 16mm movie camera, featuring a spring motor. The body is an aluminum box covered in black leatherette.

Cine-Kodak Model B outfit

Item consists of a Cine-Kodak Model B 16mm motion picture camera. It was the follow-up to the Cine-Kodak, the world's first 16mm movie camera, featuring a spring motor. The body is an aluminum box covered in black leatherette. In hard case wi...

No. 1A Pocket Kodak

Item is a No. 1A Pocket Kodak. It is a medium sized camera with black leather casing, metal clasps, and Kodex No. 1 shutter (manufactured by Eastman Kodak Company, the rest of the camera body was produced by the Canadian branch), that made 2 1/2 x...

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 19...

No. 2 Cartridge Hawk-Eye Model C

Item is a leatherette covered box camera for 5.8x8.25cm 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 ...

Cine-Kodak Model B

Item consists of a Cine-Kodak Model B. It is the follow-up model to the Cine-Kodak, the first 16mm camera. As opposed to the Cine-Kodak, the motor Cine-Kodak Model B is spring-driven rather than hand-cranked, which allowed for it to be used withou...

Brechin

Item consists of photographs of a trip to Brechin. The photos are taken in a rural farming area with subjects that include men and women, horses, hay, firewood, a log cabin, corn stalks, and cows.

Negatives Atherley

Item consists of photographs of a family taken at Atherley. Subjects include water bodies, the Samuel de Champlain monument (in present day Orillia and designed by Vernon March), a house, and a car thought to be a Ford Model A.

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