Photo a Day Challenge


An image of this type of archaic camera is frequently used as an icon for cameras, photos or photography in general.  This particular camera was used in the ‘20s and ‘30s to photograph many of Wisconsin manufactured autos on display at the Wisconsin Automotive Museum in Hartford, WI when they were new.

14 responses

  1. Yes, iconic and archaic … and a great document!

    January 11, 2012 at 5:38 am

  2. Tammy

    Love this against the old car….very cool!

    January 11, 2012 at 8:20 am

  3. Oh, to have the opportunity to use this large format icon!
    Fabulous dual icons!

    January 11, 2012 at 9:01 am

  4. Hi Lois,
    Great picture! Love all the different colors going on here. The black and white floor really sets them off. Have a great day!


    January 11, 2012 at 9:12 am

  5. Great shot of stunning equipment….would be a real treat to be able to ‘give it a go’….its been 35 years since i did any darkroom work (wet darkroom I mean of course)

    January 11, 2012 at 11:34 am

  6. I love photos of vintage cameras – and this one is in a really cool setting. Thanks for sharing!

    January 11, 2012 at 7:05 pm

  7. Wow! This is a really great shot! Vintage cameras are wonderful and I’d love to see this in person!

    January 11, 2012 at 7:35 pm

  8. Good take on the theme–and great shot! I love the vintage car, looking showroom new, in the background, just like it would have been when it really WAS new.

    January 11, 2012 at 8:07 pm

  9. Not sure which is more iconic–the camera or the car–but the simple warm palette is perfect to give an air of nostalgic charm.

    January 11, 2012 at 8:40 pm

  10. regularman

    Ahhhh … thank you. I’ve been missing seeing and shooting cars. I didn’t remember an Auto Museum in Hartford so I Googled it to learn that it’s been there for 25 years! Very cool!

    January 11, 2012 at 9:53 pm

  11. A great old camera. Looks fabulous with the old car.

    January 11, 2012 at 10:21 pm

  12. I love the pairing of the “iconic” camera and the car. You really got my imagination going for this particular theme! 🙂

    January 11, 2012 at 11:06 pm

  13. Now that is contemorary! Beautiful both!

    January 11, 2012 at 11:50 pm

  14. iconic indeed – a great choice of iconic image for your photo blog 🙂

    January 16, 2012 at 5:11 pm

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