I couldn't find any photos in my stash that I could make fit this week's topic, so I cheated a little and browsed the web for a bit. You'll have to excuse me this week. I'll do better next week I hope. I found a few shots I liked for the topic.
This week we are celebrating photographers and artists - anyone who records aspects of life pictorially.
So my first find was of an old photo studio sign. Judging by the various names on my sepia collection there were many photo studios around at the end of the 19century and the beginning of the 20th. I guess photography was new technology and we all love that. It was a cheaper way of getting portraits done than having a portrait painted and people generally didn't own cameras like they do today.
And so to cameras. Here are a couple of pretty ancient ones, particularly the folding one on the right. I'm sure some of you could put an age on them. I remember getting a Box Brownie in 1950. Mine was a Kodak. This appears to be a Conway?
Standard Cameras Ltd. were a manufacturer based in Birmingham, England. They made a cheap camera range branded Conway. Most (if not all?) of these Conway Cameras took 6x9cm images on 120 film.
And then of course there were the photographers .
Obviously it was important to wear a cap and sport a moustache.
Or a hat and a moustache
Or just a moustache, but why the picnic baskets?
Or maybe a top hat without the picnic basket?
And of course the famous landmarks like The White House