Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Through the Generations

Yesterday I was honored to receive a special gift from my Mom's cousin Marlene. She sent me one of my Grandfathers cameras. Judging from the negatives that I have it looks to be one of the four cameras (possibly more) that he owned in his lifetime. My Grandfather Will Schwerin was a prolific photographer. He took pictures on family camping trips and outings and some of just every day life. I am hoping someday to get his collection of negatives more organized.

The camera is a Kodak Autographic 2C Jr. Doing a little research last night I discovered that the camera was made from 1914
through 1924. It used a roll film 130A that is no longer manufactured. The camera took ten exposures per roll that were just slightly smaller than post card size. Considering its age the camera is in pretty good shape. All three shutter speeds are working and the lens is fairly clear. The only repairs needed are the bellows which are badly cracked.

This morning I set out to get an image of the camera.I set up a black sweep and some studio lights that were heavily diffused.
I wanted an image that drew attention to the camera and I believe I have succeeded. Let me know what you think.

God's love and blessings to all,


1 comment:

  1. Wonderful soft tones.. a beautiful and treasured gift..