Historic receipt certificate from the Popular Photograph Company issued in 1896. This item has the been handsigned by the Company’s Treasurer, C. P. Dixon, and is over 115 years old.
Ad from The Cosmopolitan Magazine - 1899
The Nodark Camera (c1890) by manufactured and marketed by the Popular Photograph Company. It is one of the first cameras designed for the ferrotype process and one of the first to house 26 carte-de-vista sized glass plates along with developer and fixer inside the camera. It required "No Dark" room to make a 2˝ x 3˝ inch photograph. The camera had two reflex finders, instantaneous shutter and a nickel plated handle and dial. The camera was advertised that you can take and finish a picture inside the camera while you wait. The price was $6.00 in 1899.
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