Sliding Carriage Eastman Kodak Company Camera

Sliding Carriage Eastman Kodak Company Camera
Sliding Carriage Eastman Kodak Company Camera, front
Sliding Carriage Eastman Kodak Company Camera, back
Sliding Carriage Eastman Kodak Company Camera, label
Sliding Carriage Eastman Kodak Company Camera, didactic
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17248
Building: 
Current Location: 
Vault
Floor: 
Lower Level/Vault
Object Description
Object Type: 
Details: 
This is a sliding carriage camera and stand created by Eastman Kodak Company between 1915-1917.
Framed: 
No
Length: 
inches
Width: 
inches
Height: 
inches
Description: 

Orval Hixon used this large format sliding carriage studio camera from the 1920s through the later years of his career in Lawrence, Kansas during the 1960s and 1970s. This camera produced 8 x 10 inch negatives, and Hixon used it to photograph local clientele for weddings, graduations, and other important occasions. It features a Packard-Ideal shutter and bellows which allow the lens to be moved with respect to the focal plane for focusing. Because celebrities and performers usually needed larger images to distribute to theater and film producers as well as the media, Hixon used a larger format camera to produce 11 x 14 inch negatives for his celebrity portraits during the 1920s.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes