London, South Kensington
22 January 2007
Reflex camera obscura
English; mahogany-body, sliding box design, with internal mirror, 3½ x 2¾ inch screen, hinged top and lens with mahogany cap; instruction sheet Directions for Use... -- early nineteenth century
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Thomas Ganz (1994), Die Welt im Kasten, p. 23.
John Hammond (1981), The Camera Obscura. A Chronicle.
This type of travelling or portable camera obscura was popular in the period 1820-1840.
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