1944 8x10 Ansco "Studio No. 5"
A portrait photographer in Victoria, B.C. was the original owner of this studio camera. When he passed away in the late 1970's, his heirs sold it to a collector in Vancouver, B.C. who displayed the camera for over 30 years.
I acquired the camera from the collector in 2012.
Visit www.analogportraiture.com/ansco for more information on the history of Ansco.
1899 5x7 Rochester Optical & Camera Company "Pony Premo No. 6"
This camera was originally purchased from Harvey & Lewis Opticians in Hartford, CT, a company that was founded in 1890 and is still in business. The descendents of the original owner stored the camera for almost a century, then they sold it to a collector in Washington State.
I acquired the camera from the collector in 2016.