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Henry Clay Price (author) 
[Woman taking a photograph] 
1882 
  
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Cornell University Library 
 
LL/44771 
  
Henry Clay Price, How to Make Pictures: Easy Lessons for the Amateur Photographer (NY: Scovill Manufacturing Co. 1882)
 
Curational comment from "Dawn's Early Light: The First 50 Years of American Photography", October 20, 2011 - May 4, 2012, Hirshland Exhibition Gallery in Carl A. Kroch Library, Cornell University
 
This amateur manual boasts that the new "pocket camera" is ideal for the "gentler sex." The "tyrant man" will not be needed to carry about the simple-to-use device weighing only 3 pounds. An advertisement printed at the end of this book notes: "The introduction of Dry Plates and the impetus given them to the cause of Amateur Photography, created demand for light and compact apparatus that could be easily carried about." 
 

 
  
 
  
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