overall: 20.7 cm x 11.1 cm x 10.8 cm; 8 1/8 in x 4 3/8 in x 4 1/4 in
The Rolleiflex or “Rollei” twin lens camera was originally introduced in 1929 by Rollei-Werke, a German company. This 2.8 lens model, was popular in the 1960s. The construction and design of this 6x6cm medium format camera with its superior optics, mechanics, bright viewfinder, and exposure controls allowed for its quick acceptance by prominent professional photographers. Today, the digital versions of this camera are available.
From its invention in 1839, the camera has evolved to fit many needs, from aerial to underwater photography and everything in between. Cameras allow both amateur and professional photographers to capture the world around us. The Smithsonian’s historic camera collection includes rare and unique examples of equipment, and popular models, related to the history of the science, technology, and art of photography.
(Label on back, stamped and inscribed:) 62409 / Library of Congress / Two Copies Received Oct 17 1900 / Copyright Entry Oct-17 1900 / No. 20086 / Second Copy Delivered to Order Division Dec 16 1900 / Division of Prints / Rec'd Feb 2 1901 / Library of Congress.
VESSEL FROM COLLECTION OF CULT OBJECTS CONFISCATED IN 1941 BY THE CATHOLIC CLERGY DURING A CAMPAIGN TO ERADICATE VODOUN RELIGIOUS PRACTICE. DOUBLE BOWL CARVED FROM SOLID PIECE OF WOOD. USED TO HOLD RITUAL OFFERINGS OF FOOD; GENERALLY PLACED ON ALTAR
From card: "Cylindrical with segment removed from top making flat margin. Cut from the solid with partition forming 2 rectangular bowls. "Marasa" - for twins. ... Continued, see card."
H x W x D: 6.3 x 6.2 x 1.3 cm (2 1/2 x 2 7/16 x 1/2 in)
Dr. Paul Singer (1904 - 1997)
Paul Singer collection
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler