LANDMARK
CAMERA HISTORY

Contained in this section is a short history of landmark cameras ... those that marked a turning point or the beginning of a new stage in camera design.
PHOTO AT RIGHT (Left to Right):
Folmer and Schwing Process Camera (circa 1907) with Daguerre-type on top. (1839-1855)
Pony Premo No. 6 plate camera (1899), by the Rochester Optical Company. It has a rising, falling and sliding front and a tilting back.
An Ambrotype (1852-1865) is shown in foreground.
Beau Brownie Camera No. 2A, made by the Eastman Kodak Co., 1930-1931. It's image was 2 x 4 inches on No. 116 film.
  



Predecessor to the Modern Camera

CAMERA

FIELD
CAMERA

Technical Camera Forerunner



BOX
CAMERA
Introduced Roll Film
OBSCURA

Click on each camera
image to learn about the
various camera types.
Added Portability


FOLDING CAMERA
Added Portability




35mm CAMERA
Better Image Viewing



TWIN LENS
REFLEX
Instant Photographs



POLAROID
CAMERA

Seeing what the Camera Sees

SINGLE LENS
REFLEX

Viewed above is just a very short review of basic cameras, historic to more modern, held in the Fleetwood Museum collection. If you would like to visit us and see our extensive collection and exhibits, please feel free to contact us.