Vectograph  

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Vectographs
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.
dickbolt@his.com        12-26-02



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I am interested in Vectorgaphs. I wrote the Polaroid historian that works
at Harvard and was supposed to give a talk to PHSNE last weekend, but go no
response as of yet!
>To: mcelheny@MIT.EDU
>From: Richard Bolt <dick.bolt@gsfc.nasa.gov>
>Subject: Charles Debois Hodges & Vectographs
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>I saw your biography in new PHSNE newsletter yesterday and wanted to write
you about Vectographs. Some past e-mail between myself & Eastman House
 Andrew Eskind <andy@geh.org> ) are attached below that will likely explain
why I am interested. If you have time, I would like to know more about
Polaroid & the Vectrographs. Thanks---Dick
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>name: Mc Elheny, Victor email: mcelheny@MIT.EDU phone: (617) 253-7992
address: E51-282
>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. He did
child photography using one of the Biedler-Viking 5X7 twin cameras on one
focusing platform for child photography. One of the 3 built and patented is
in the Smitheonian & I have another. I think the 3rd was disassembled in
period. There were many copies of this type of design in photo magazines of
the 60s as I remember.
>He also used a Graphic stereo camera to make Polaroid 3D lantecular prints
called Vectoigraphs in the late 40s. He did the Grand Central huge wall
vectographs for " Life Savers" adds. I have one of his 4X5 samples of this
process. I wonder if Polaroid has one of the full sized ones?
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Historical Soc. of New England, now over 600+ world-wide. Collector of
Antique Cameras plus Collector & historian of US Salt Print Industry
 1850-1859).
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