Early Print 3D photographs ( Lantecular ) in late
1930s by Polaroid
shown here is one sample of what was in Grand Central
Station in very large format. The one in my collection is abt. 3X5.
As was told by Charles Hodges who took photographs
for both Polaroid Corp. & Other Stereo card companies.
I am interested in Vectorgaphs. I wrote the Polaroid historian that
at Harvard and was supposed to give a talk to PHSNE last weekend, but
response as of yet!
>From: Richard Bolt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Charles Debois Hodges & Vectographs
>I saw your biography in new PHSNE newsletter yesterday and wanted
you about Vectographs. Some past e-mail between myself & Eastman
Andrew Eskind <email@example.com> ) are attached below that will
why I am interested. If you have time, I would like to know more about
Polaroid & the Vectrographs. Thanks---Dick
>name: Mc Elheny, Victor email: mcelheny@MIT.EDU phone: (617) 253-7992
>department: Sci Tech & Society title: Visiting Scholar
>Below is part of e-mail that went to him:
>Charles Hodges had made stereo card photographs in 30s for Keystone.
child photography using one of the Biedler-Viking 5X7 twin cameras
focusing platform for child photography. One of the 3 built and patented
in the Smitheonian & I have another. I think the 3rd was disassembled
period. There were many copies of this type of design in photo magazines
the 60s as I remember.
>He also used a Graphic stereo camera to make Polaroid 3D lantecular
called Vectoigraphs in the late 40s. He did the Grand Central huge
vectographs for " Life Savers" adds. I have one of his 4X5 samples
process. I wonder if Polaroid has one of the full sized ones?
>Life member and one of 4 founders of the 20 yr+ old PHSNE, Photographic
Historical Soc. of New England, now over 600+ world-wide. Collector
Antique Cameras plus Collector & historian of US Salt Print Industry
>*My main webb page http://www.his.com/~dickbolt/
>Rebuilding my Photo History Page slowly: