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Manufactured by:
Graflex Inc., 1887 - 1973  Search this
Owned by:
Charles "Teenie" Harris, American, 1908 - 1998  Search this
wood, leather, steel, aluminum, and ground glass
H x W x D: 8 1/2 × 7 5/8 × 11 1/4 in. (21.6 × 19.4 × 28.6 cm)
view cameras
Place used:
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
mid 20th century
This Pacemaker 34 Crown Graphic camera is an open and extended field camera. It is missing a handle on its PL side, although the holes and indentations demonstrating where the handle was once attached are still present. There is a lens hood with chipping green lacquer attached to the front of the camera which shields a 135mm f/4.7 lens. The metal frame is rusting in multiple spots and the leather finish on the casing is scratched or fading in some places. The folded, leather-like material of the camera's middle body has small punctures at some of its edges but appears to be mostly whole and without cracking in the material. All hinges and screws necessary to collapse and unfold the camera appear to be in full functioning order with no visible signs of loss or severe rusting. There is engraved text encircling the lens which reads [TRADE Rapax MARK / WOLLENSKA 135MM f/4.7 W RAPTAR No 566116].
African American  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Photography  Search this
Technology  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Charles A. Harris and Beatrice Harris in memory of Charles "Teenie" Harris
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Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture