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- Author company R.A. Goldmann
- Date of production 1890–1900
- Place of creation Vienna, Austro-Hungary
- Dimensions height: 132 x 73 x 70 cm
- ID no. MHF 29/I
- Object copyright Museum of Photography in Kraków
- Digital images copyright public domain
- Digitalisation RDW MIC, Małopolska’s Virtual Museums project
This is an atelier camera made between 1890 and 1900 at the R.A. Goldmann company in Vienna. It has been meticulously manufactured and records photos on “dry” glass plates with a maximum format of 18 x 24 cm. It is equipped with a portrait lens, produced in 1897 by Voigtländer & Sohn from Braunschweig (Germany).more
This is an atelier camera made between 1890 and 1900 at the R.A. Goldmann company in Vienna. It has been meticulously manufactured and records photos on “dry” glass plates with a maximum format of 18 x 24 cm. It is equipped with a portrait lens, produced in 1897 by Voigtländer & Sohn from Braunschweig (Germany).
The body of the presented camera is made of polished mahogany wood with brass fittings. It is connected to the fixed part of the back, with a rectangular prism covered with black book binding cloth, with its corners reinforced with brown leather, that moves on its base using a toothed mechanism and has brass knobs on the side of the camera. In the upper part of the camera body, a brass plate specifying the manufacturer is engraved with the inscriptions: FABRIK PHOTOGR. APPARATE / RAGOLDMANN / GEGR.- WIEN IV VICTORG. 14-1858.
The lens, in an impressive frame of polished brass, has the following engraved inscriptions on its side: Portrait Objektiv I/No 5./No. [serial] 50880/Voigtländer & Sohn/Braunschweig.
A three-legged tripod, made of varnished wood, can lift the camera by using a gear mechanism moved by a crank. In addition, the camera can be tilted by using a helical gear.
In Galicia, in the second half of the nineteenth century, most imported “luxury” goods, including cameras, came from the capital of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, Vienna. It should be noted that Goldmann, a company operating in this city, had produced cameras since 1858 — that is less than 20 years after the invention of photography by L.J. Daguerre.
Elaborated by Marek Maszczak (Museum of Photography in Kraków), © all rights reserved