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Seneca View Camera
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[ca. 1907] (Manufacturing)
- Seneca Camera Manufacturing Company
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1 piece of photographic equipment : camera ; 28.5 x 25 x 42 cm (fully extended, including lens)
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Item is a wooden, tailboard folding field view camera, for use with 13 x 18 cm (5 x 7 inch) dry plates. Field cameras are view cameras that produce studio quality images but are designed to fold down to a more compact, portable size. The camera includes a Universal Rapid Lens, series E and glass plate holder.
Wood is in poor condition, and parts of the camera are broken. Will not roll out to expand due to a crack in the wooden track.
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Collected by Wilhelm E. Nassau and donated to Ryerson University Library and Archives Special Collections department by Wilfrid Laurier University in 2011.
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Item is from the Wilhelm E. Nassau/Wilfrid Laurier University donation, accession number 2011.018. Moved to the Heritage Camera Collection in 2013.
Exhibited in "A City Transformed: Images of Istanbul Then and Now", Aga Khan Museum, Toronto February 6 - June 26, 2016.