E & H.T. Anthony often exhibited a flare for innovative camera
designs. In this case, the Novelette was offered in square and
round faces. The example shown here is the less commonly
found square face version. Compare it with the round version
As with the round face version, the square face Novelette also
shares the same rotating back and bellows feature that is
found on Anthony's Phantom Camera.
Shown is the 1/2-plate model with the camera is Anthony's
Right: Round face Anthony Novelette camera with the back positioned
in the landscape orientation. Note that the round face Novelette has
a wide lensboard for a stereo lens set.