Before photographic apparatus was made of plastic and metal, beautiful
cameras were hand-crafted of finely polished woods, brass and leather.
The golden age of wood cameras lasted from the birth of photography in
1839 to the early part of the 20th century.
Even though the industry is predominantly digital, the roots of
photography can still be traced in its early cameras, advertising, and
Stop in and immerse yourself into the world of 19th century vintage
camera photographica as we move deeper into the new millennium. This
website has a variety of rarely seen antique wood cameras, related
history, and advertising.
"... how charming it would be if it were possible to cause these
natural images to imprint themselves durably, and remain fixed
upon the paper! "And why should it not be possible? I asked
myself." .....- William Henry Fox Talbot, 1844