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Antique & 19th Century Cameras
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 references.

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
Updated: 22 April 2024 (International Camera Show Schedule - added two shows)
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