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For Sale, For Trade and Wanted / Re: Selling My 40 Yr Held NE Found Camera Collection
« Last post by Whitey Morange on July 09, 2014, 03:31:17 PM »
Hi Dick,
Sorry to hear that you're selling off your collection, but I wish you good luck in it. If there is anything we can do to help, get in touch with me. I've checked out your Facebook page and I like your bird pictures as well as the camera stuff. Keep shooting!

For Sale, For Trade and Wanted / Selling My 40 Yr Held NE Found Camera Collection
« Last post by PHSNE1 on June 25, 2014, 05:18:20 PM »
I have been selling most of my camera collection on Ebay for a few monts in fall of 2013 & now again in 2014. I put most if not all cameras for sale up on my Antique Camera Facebook page before going on Ebay! I will be keeping about 10 of my best cameras howeve. I have already sold many and some did not sell at my posting price and will be reposted later at an approprate price. The FB page was for education & now its both sales as well.
Ebay selling as "Boltswest".
Dick Bolt in Far Western MD
New England Photo Collections / Photo Exhibit Fitchburg Art Museme
« Last post by Richard Hartman on June 05, 2014, 02:10:57 PM »
An outstanding display of many classical photographers works are presently on display in two large exhibit halls. The include material as early as Curtis and go through one by Aldo Mikkinen.   
The exhibit is only through the end of June so act quickly.
Classic Cameras of Every Type / Kodak Panoram 1
« Last post by Greg on March 21, 2014, 07:41:03 PM »
Hi.  I recently acquired a kodak panoram 1 swing lens panoramic camera.  It is in good cosmetic condition, but I suspect it needs a little CLA.  Does anyone know of someone in New England who works on old cameras and who may have experience servicing Kodak Panorams?  Thanks.
New England Photo Collections / Re: NE Photo Collections
« Last post by whiteymorange on January 30, 2014, 07:25:14 AM »
Wellesley's collection is indeed worth a virtual visit, even if there is no current photo exhibition at the Davis, and they will be added to the list. Thanks, Joe.

People, Companies & Other History / Re: Beidler-Viken Twin Lens Child Portrait Camera 1948
« Last post by Laura on January 29, 2014, 08:15:05 PM »
I have been searching the internet to find out about the twin lens camera because I have been told for many years that my great-great uncle, Don Beidler, was the inventor of this set up.  I was very excited to see your post and wondered if you could share your knowledge about it.  Don had triplet nieces, one of them was my grandmother, that he photographed on a regular basis.  What great subjects for a child portrait camera.  I was told that the camera was in the Smithsonian and did not realize that there was more than one of them.  I have read in an old newspaper clipping that A. J. Viken, a man highly skillful in the mechanical end of photography was employed by Mr. Beidler in his studio in the Lyon and Healy building in, I believe, Chicago. Mr. Beidler was born Aug. 8, 1885 in Mt. Pulaski, Illinois and died at the age of 58 on Oct. 21, 1943.
Bit Bucket / Daguerreian Society 2014 Call for Papers
« Last post by JBWalters on January 22, 2014, 12:45:57 PM »
From Daguerreian Society release:

"The Daguerreian Society ( is offering a call for original papers that address and advance the understanding and appreciation of the Daguerreian era (ca 1830 – 1870) in relation to the art, history, social impact, collection, and practice of the daguerreotype and the other photographic processes of this period. Authors are responsible for securing all necessary rights and releases of images used as illustrations, and grant permission for one-time print publication and for future electronic access. Papers of up to 30 pages (~8,000 words) are requested for peer review by Keith F. Davis, Senior Curator of Photography at the Nelson-Atkins Museum, and by the publication committee. The winners will be published in the Daguerreian Society Annual.


  • Submission of a 300-word abstract by March 1, 2014
  • Review and notification by April 1, 2014
  • Submission of completed manuscript with illustrations by June 1, 2014 Review Process and notification of selection by July 15, 2014

The Society will recognize the best submission as selected by the review committee with a $1,000 award, and the best graduate student or new author submission with a $500 award. Each will receive complimentary registration to the 2014 Daguerreian Society Symposium in Austin, Texas.

Send electronic submission to: Diane Filippi

Questions: Please contact Jeremy Rowe

Please include in the subject line: Submission for 2014 Daguerreian Society Call for Papers"
New England Photo Collections / Re: NE Photo Collections
« Last post by Joe on December 03, 2013, 12:32:43 PM »
Wellesley also has an interesting photography collection.  See their webpage to search their collection.  You will have to follow their announcements to see when a photo exhibition is at the museum.
New England Photo Collections / NE Photo Collections
« Last post by Admin-jbw on December 03, 2013, 12:20:25 PM »
Whitey Morange has collected a listing of New England area photographic collections for the 2013 PHSNE Journal—our 40th Anniversary issue.  The online, expanded and updated version of the article is available at NE Photo Collections.

You may reply to this posting board to comment on photo collections listed or to add photo collections for consideration to be listed at NE Photo Collections.  No Forum account or password is required to post comments, but your post will require approval by a moderator before becoming public.
THe camera shown on that web site as sold, was a 1948 version. My Beidler-Viken Twin Lens camera is the 1927 version made of wood. It is  made of two 5x7 cameras hitched together with a cam that focuses both at same time by one operator. They were made by Gunlack Mahatten Optical Co for Beidler-Viken. THere was also a 6-1/2 X 8-1/2 version. New info says there could have been as many as 20 made for all versions. In 1928, Underwood & Underwood in NY had exclusive rights to to use cameras.
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