Pedestrian Access to the Gateway Arch From Downtown
Pedestrian traffic on the Chestnut, Market St. and Pine St. bridges are closed. This leaves Walnut St. as the only point of entry to the Arch grounds from the city. If you park in the Arch garage there is access from the north end of the park. See maps. More »
Nineteenth Century Cameras, Artifact of the Month for August 2011
August 01, 2011
Nineteenth Century Cameras
The smaller of the two cameras, made by the Century E.K. Company, has a wooden tripod stand with a metal crank that raises and lowers the camera. The camera box bellows is made of metal and wood. The larger camera, made by Victory Company, has a camera bellows that is much larger and sits on a solid wood flat bed. Both cameras are equipped with Wollensak-Rochester brass portrait lenses. Since American view cameras were made for a relatively brief period, they are fairly scarce in number. The companies listed above were leaders in camera production from the mid-nineteenth century through the beginning of the twentieth century.
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