André Ruiter Stereoscopy

The Posographe by Kaufmann

September 9, 2020
The Posographe by Kaufmann - B&W photographer and collector of antique photographica
Today, even the simplest digital camera has a light meter that is advanced enough to calculate good exposure times for most light conditions. How different this was at the beginning of the 20th century. Photographers had to set their exposure based on their own experience, exposure tables or a best guess. Auguste-Robert Kaufmann designed the Posographe to improve this process.
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Zeiss Ikon Postcard and a little Dutch Photo History

September 2, 2020
Zeiss Ikon Postcard and a little Dutch Photo History - B&W photographer and collector of antique photographica
Recently I found a Zeiss Ikon postcard on eBay. It was a bit too expensive but when I read the text on the back, I really wanted it. The text reveals a little bit of Dutch photo history.
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La Photo Pour Tous

August 4, 2020
La Photo Pour Tous - B&W photographer and collector of antique photographica
I recently found a collection of French photo magazines from the 1920s and 1930s on eBay. I thought it would be fun to see how people experienced photography at the time. The collection contains two editions of La Photo Pour Tous. This magazine was published by Henri Plait of Photo-Plait.
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Letters from Jules Richard

July 15, 2020
Letters from Jules Richard - B&W photographer and collector of antique photographica
A collection of 17 letters with correspondence between Jules Richard's company and a retailer. They provide an interesting insight into the trade of stereoscopy devices at the beginning of the 20th century.
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Ernemann Cameras Dresden

June 16, 2020
Ernemann Cameras Dresden - B&W photographer and collector of antique photographica
Ernemann was a renowned German manufacturer of photographic and film cameras from Dresden. During the company's lifecycle it produced a wide range of high-end cameras and accessories.
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