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A tribute to film

NOTE: The timeline is NOT accurate by any means. It is NOT meant to be a useful guide of any kind; it's just a design. I am not a photography historian. I just arranged the cameras by what I thought would've been a logical progression. Below are the actual dates for all the cameras beginning from the left:

  • Empire State View folding field camera. c1895.

  • Ensign Cadet. 1927 -1931.

  • Six-16 Brownie Junior. 1934 - 1942.

  • Duaflex II. 1950 - 1954.

  • Jiffy Kodak Six-16. 1933 - 1937.

  • Kodak Jr. Six-16 Series II. 1937 - 1940.

  • Agfa Ansco Super Regent. 1954 - 1960.

  • Argus C2. 1938 - 1966.

  • Pony IV. 1957 - 1961.

  • Star-Lite. c1962.

  • Sears KSX Super. c1981.



Materials and Methods
Stock photos for all the cameras and source of all the information about the camera's above is from Sheila Lovett (nfocus @ sxc.hu: [link]). Awesome stock photographer, check her out! I used only the photos available to me which did not happen to include many photos of "landmark" cameras so sorry for that.

Made using GIMP.

Additional Comments
Update: Again, this is not meant to be a useful guide of any kind. If you are able to make a more accurate and useful camera timeline, I implore you to do it.

Update II: The stock photographer of the cameras Sheila Lovette saw this deviation and thought it was a cool idea so she is making an ACCURATE version. The ACCURATE version will be on her website: www.retiredcameras.com

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:iconrolomie:
Rolomie Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
interesting i must say
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:icondr-stain:
Dr-Stain Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Student
cool!
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:iconcyber-lola:
cyber-lola Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
My father has got something like the fourth from right. I wonder maybe it's the same. :)
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:iconduhproductions:
duhproductions Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
2005: the camera-phone.
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:iconjeanfan:
JeanFan Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:lol: seriously
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:iconsirex001:
sirex001 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
Amazing concept! luv it ♥
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:iconnirelleth:
Nirelleth Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
It is a nice idea. And it is kinda funny how the seemingly evolution might not be like that really.
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:iconshallowpelt:
shallowpelt Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
super neat =)
cameras have definately come a far way x3
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:iconfree4u:
free4u Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Student Photographer
stunning amazing n beautiful work

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:iconfinvara:
Finvara Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
got 2 of them, in the middle :)
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:icontomyo-chan:
Tomyo-chan Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
tee hee I bought a brownie box a couple of years ago. too bad it was broken
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:iconduerkark-the-witness:
Yes! SRL-Cameras forever!
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:iconlanie100:
lanie100 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
I wonder how cameras in the future will look like.
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:iconxxxazxxx:
xXxAzxXx Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009   Writer
=0 <3
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:iconsmokygouda:
smokygouda Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
I got a Brownie Junior for Christmas. It was AMAZING. I love cameras, especially through the ages.
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:iconrhesusmonkey:
rhesusmonkey Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009   Digital Artist
cool composition, the color balance gives it a fun old timey/history look.
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:iconmatthewmeredith:
MatthewMeredith Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I just got the sixth one from the left for Christmas!!!
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:iconmim-chan13:
mim-chan13 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
beautiful and interesting!!
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:iconrenacer9:
renacer9 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
Great job: research and design - design (and in this case, graphic design) it's not only aesthetics, but also - among others - visual communication. And all communication must be exact. :)
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:iconrichardtherough:
RichardTheRough Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Great.
Well done mate, got my fave :ahoy:
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:iconearwig20:
earwig20 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Very nice :+fav:
I know it is a tribute to film, but to see a more modern camera at the end would be nice perhaps.
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:iconjeanfan:
JeanFan Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah originally I wanted to go all the way to digital cameras but I couldn't find any good stock photos ^^; Gotta work with what you have.
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:iconearwig20:
earwig20 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
true, true.
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:iconfallingfromatree:
FallingFromATree Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
Nice^^ We have nr 2 in black at home :D
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:iconc4nt1:
C4NT1 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Great concept! ^_^
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:icon164-exist:
164-eXist Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
Featured >>[link]
enjoy~:love:
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:iconthephatninjapenguin:
thePHATninjaPENGUIN Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Student Filmographer
clever!
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:iconpunkchica06:
punkchica06 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
awesome
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:iconhymnofvalefor:
hymnofvalefor Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Student General Artist
my dad has a camera from my grate grand father from 40's,he used it when he was in the pacific theater, in world war 2. I love this! :D ( history nut )
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:iconsavannahgrey:
SavannahGrey Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
That's neat. :D
My mom has almost one of every camera up there. xD Not the same ones, of course, but ones that look similar...except for a few..and my grandfather probably has those.
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:iconlish-55:
Lish-55 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
Interesting concept, wonderfully executed. I really like the use of muted colours to match the vintage looking design! :)
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:icondemonic-muffin:
Demonic-Muffin Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Student General Artist
We own a Brownie. It isn't useful anymore though.
Nice picture. I really like it a lot. The evolution of cameras.
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:iconchibiwaterchan:
ChibiWaterChan Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
Very cool :D
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:iconadhii:
adhii Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nicee.....
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:iconranos:
Ranos Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Intresting picture.

I use GIMP for all my pics unless it's cell shaded, then I only use flash ^-^. The resizing you are looking for does not exsits. Not even the most hi-tech software can do it. I'm sorry to tell you that.
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:iconlobosabio:
LoboSabio Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
This kind of makes me want to dig out my Argus.
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:iconmerillian:
Merillian Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
my friend has this cool russian camera "Liubutiel"- it makes those square photos ;D quite old and still working!
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:iconi-am-jacques-strappe:
Interesting idea, but to make this truly useful (and to utilize the timeline correctly, because why else have it there?), I'd try putting the cameras in order of when they were first manufactured, not for aesthetic reasons. I also agree with the commenter above, using "landmark" cameras, such as the original Kodak Brownie or the first Leica, would also make a greater impact.

As a sidenote, I see what you're doing, wanting the cameras to face the same way, but mirroring them (such as the Argus and the hit camera) really makes it appear bizarre to people who are accustomed to what these cameras look like.
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:iconlipgut:
Lipgut Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
No brownie?! IT WAS LIKE THE FIRST REAL PORTABLE CAMERA!!! Like really?!
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:iconjeanfan:
JeanFan Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Feel free to make your own timeline with the brownie ;)
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:iconlipgut:
Lipgut Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
I would but its your idea ( great one by the way ) and I am a lazy person :) So...I suppose the brownie will never be in a timeline like this...meh...what'cha going to do?
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:iconjayem187:
jayem187 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome work!
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:iconsirmenonot:
sirmenonot Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009   Filmographer
this is neat.
i own all of those except the first and last i think.
:)
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:iconkindfullove12:
kindfullove12 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Student General Artist
what an interesting project, so that's what cameras looked like in the 1900s :noes:

thanks for sharing :D
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:iconteaganwhite:
teaganwhite Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
beautiful!
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:iconbabii-cake:
Babii-Cake Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Student Photographer
i have the same Kodak Jr. Six-16 Series II. well amost mines a bit different
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:iconjaxhayato212:
Jaxhayato212 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
XD thast so cool lol must have taken a while to find which goes where huh?
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:iconxper2k:
xper2k Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
great concept, minimal sensation, i feel like it is a project born in the 80's; colors, fonts, standardisation above all the pics... simple, efficient, great, thanks !
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:icondogsofeternity:
dogsofeternity Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
I love this. So nice to see them all side by side.

My apologies, but I only recently started using Gimp so I am of no help there.
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