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- Performed by D.R.G.M
- Date of production end of the 19th century
- Place of creation probably Germany
- Dimensions height: 21 cm, length: 13 cm, width: 22 cm
- ID no. MN/AH/61
- Object copyright The Museum of Niepołomice — the Niepołomice Royal Castle
- Digital images copyright public domain
- Digitalisation RDW MIC, Małopolska’s Virtual Museums project
Undoubtedly, Włodzimierz Puchalski’s struggles with photography were initiated by his father, Władysław, and his older brother, Roman. This mahogany folding camera was the first one that Włodzimierz Puchalski used. He got it from his grandfather, Hieronim Sykora, and as a 13-year-old boy he discovered a passion for photography.more
Undoubtedly, Włodzimierz Puchalski’s struggles with photography were initiated by his father, Władysław, and his older brother, Roman. This mahogany folding camera was the first one that Włodzimierz Puchalski used. He got it from his grandfather, Hieronim Sykora, and as a 13-year-old boy he discovered a passion for photography.
The camera was manufactured at the turn of the 19th and 20th century, after 1888, probably in Germany. Its technical condition no longer permits it to take even a single picture, because the focal-plane shutter, once built into the camera body, has been removed. However, what we find inside proves how long and patiently young Puchalski used his first piece of equipment. The “rail” mechanisms on which the camera lens moves are fully functional, and the glass focusing screen, as well as the lens, which was inserted again, enable the image seen through the lens eye to be projected onto the glass. The wooden folding camera was designed in such a way as to make it easier for transport. Therefore, it can be assumed that the camera was constantly outdoors accompanying the young Włodzimierz Puchalski, and probably these expeditions and its usage entailed minor, but frequent repairs to the camera’s body. Inside, to strengthen the wooden casing, a school wooden ruler was used, on which the repairman carved two words: Włodzimierz Puchalski.
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