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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Landing Nemo: 1900

Landing Nemo: 1900

Florida circa 1900. "A landing on the Tomoka." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Major Bellows

That wooden frame is an extension that can be attached to (usually) the back of a view camera, so the bellows can be "run out" longer than the camera could otherwise allow. These are quite common accessories for old flatbed field cameras.

Duck Season

Is that a dead duck under Umbrella Girl's elbow?

[Looks like a turtle to me. - Dave]

Brave Ladies

This is the same party as in your post "Nemo on the Tomoka." Pretty daring ladies handling guns and hanging over alligator-infested swamps.

The mystery wooden frame

The mystery wooden frame appears to be the bottom rail (they made 'em of wood back then) of a large view camera that's folded up and laid on its side.

Bang!

Here comes my new pair of shoes.

African Queen

Isn't that Bogie standing on the log?

Camera hog

That lady with the umbrella is so eager to get in the picture that she's about to tumble backwards out of the boat!

Jackson's Equipment

The cases on top of the canopy appear to be for a a view camera as
I have seen similar cases which were exactly that. However, the
purpose of the wooden frame, which is attached to something out
of view, is a mystery to me. Perhaps someone with old view camera
knowledge will identify it.

Sorry, Walt

Women with guns, the babe with the umbrella, real alligators - that looks a thousand times more fun than Disney World.

Deadeye Doris

Gator Terminator!

 
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