Historic Camera
Collector Club


The Historic Camera Collector Club, HCCC, is established to help members meet and share common interest, through the exchange of communications and the archiving of information about photography history and collecting via the internet.

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Q1 2005
An International History
Quarterly News Letter
Available By Membership
Camera and Photo Collecting Club

Club News!

Annual Survey : Our annual survey is currently in progress until April 15th, so if you have not voiced your opinion please do so by clicking here and vote! The survey has been automated this year to make it easier. Results, discussion and actions based on the poll will be published at the end of the month. You can view the survey results real time by clicking here.

SITE UPDATES :

Cameras: Our most significant additions were an Anthony Champion, a Kodak string-set and a ROC Carlton cameras to our galleries

Images : A significant painted photograph by G&D Hay and an attributed Ross & pringle CDV Caller Haddies.

Info: Biography of Samuel Masury, Product Listing improvement - ROC ( an enormous undertaking so this will take years )

Member Articles : We had a new member article Daguerre's Diorama submitted to our site from our member Bill Walcker. You can read his story here and he also has a poster of Daguerre available if you contact him. See all member articles here.

NEW SITE TRAFFIC RECORD :

HC web site continues to be a regular stop for all the major search engines like Google, MSN, AOL and others. In the month of January we hit a new traffic record of over 64,000 page views on our site. Breaking the old record of 53,000.

Spring Membership Drive : This annual spring membership drive features a free T-shirt for members joining or upgrading to associate members. Its a nice tasteful shirt and a great deal for new members. It also helps support this site. Here are the shirts available http://www.historiccamera.com/shirt/shirt.html

It was suggested that we provide our members who sell on ebay auction an incentive to promote new membership. So we are taking the suggestion. Members are encouraged to offer free membership to HCCC with a complimentary PDF file of the First 50 Years of Photography. A historically significant article that was published in 1889. Have your winning bidder sign up using your name in the promotion code box and the new member will be emailed the ebook along with membership information. Just add this code to your description:

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Download printable member application forms to display on your shop counter or show table by following this link.

HCCC Shop:

In addition to our new gift T-shirt designs we also have a new HCCC globe logo shirt representing our international venue. Additionally, we have a new poster available. Complimenting our Persall's detective camera poster we now have the Ross twin reflex camera girl. A nice matching pair. Click Here to go Shopping


Suggestions: As always please submit your suggestions, show or event info, and comments.

Articles Wanted: please contribute your articles to share with members. Please help make it a success by contributing. We are open to all suggestions!!

NOTE: Our Friends at the Western Photographic Historical Society - WPHS just got a new web site at http://wphsociety.org. Say Hi to Paul for me..

Special Featured Article #1: We are really excited to present to our club members the first glipse of HCCC's Biography of Edward A. Caner : 1890's Amateur Photographer. This is a world premier of Edwards work. HCCC is fortunate to be able to exhibit his cameras, a selection of his 750 images and the story of this pioneering Photography through the family members. Edward recorded some very interesting and historical imagery. Read his story and see a sample of his photos by clicking here.

Featured Article #2: Our second featured article is a biography about Samuel Morse: The Father of American Photography. Morse was the first American to learn the process, and he taught the first wave of pioneering photographers. His position as a scientist gave him access to Daguerre and their friendship endowed Morse with first hand knowledge. To read Samuel Morse's historically important biography from a photography perspective not telegraph, CLICK HERE

Q4 New Memberships: Sign up for the quarter has been good. We had 26 new members join his quarter. This brings our membership up to 239 active. Please welcome our new members:

MEMBER
INTEREST
famousjason cameras
fgene Cameras, Classic & not so Classic, Restoration
johnl Old Cameras
hoops kodak cameras
jjstafford General antique cameras
dcpfamily old family photographs
sam_bullough Kodak Cameras
sajjad cameras
somehandy general interest
stuart42 you name it
joemind Kodak
graphlex Darkroom and studio cameras/equipment
jjg512 Landscapes, Ships and Planes
tgordon antique still and motion picture cameras,range finder type,reporter
chester Kodak
marie_goodwin old photographs
kellib cameras
rcaaptain Antique Cameras
valarierenee movie cameras
dan1952 Old cameras, TLR, Folding - Zeiss ikon, rollei
denise antique cameras ,video cameras ,projectors
billwalcker antiques plus cameras
steve? old photographs of camera use
judybob glass negatives and antique negatives
msamirkoubaa antique & collectible cameras. restoration , books & references
ajc art deco

Don't Forget to update your home page with images of yourself, your collection, your work. Add info on your Bio and collection to share with others!

The complete list of members home pages are located here...

EMAIL Reminder: Remember if your email is not working your membership will be deleted. Update your membership information by following the link on the club page or click here! ( recently deleted melanie, photophunction, mickeyobe, monoblock, fotographica, vickiefowler, ericvsailing, johnl)


CALENDAR OF

PHOTOGRAPHY & CAMERA SHOWS

Check our Database for camera shows by promoter and city by clicking here

April

Saturday, April 2, 2005

Photo Fair: San Jose, CA

Sunday, April 3, 2005

WASHINGTON CAMERA SHOW & SALE: McLean,Va

Sunday, April 10, 2005

DETROIT CAMERA SHOW & SALE: Southfield, Mi

Vancouver Camera Show and Swap Meet : Burnaby, BC

SECOND SUNDAY CAMERA SHOW & SALE: Wayne, NJ

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Camera Expo: Carson, CA (new location)


Mid-America Camera Show: St. Louis, MO

Sunday, April 23, 2005

25th annual PSPCS Sale Swap & show: Puget Sound Photographic Collectors Society - Puyallup, Washington

F-Stop Swap ~ The Minnesota Camera Show:

Sunday, April 24, 2005

WPHS Spring 2005 Show:

F-Stop Swap ~ The Minnesota Camera Show:

Hayward Camera Show: Hayward, CA

May

Sunday, May 8, 2005

Vancouver Kerrisdale Swap & Show
Vancouver, CANADA

Photographica Fair: Victoria, central London Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain

SECOND SUNDAY CAMERA SHOW & SALE: Wayne, NJ

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Camera Expo: Carson, CA (new location)

Photorama CAMERA SHOW & SALE: Chicago, Illinios

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Photorama CAMERA SHOW & SALE: Cleveland/Richfield, Ohio

Friday - Sunday, May 27-29, 2005

The OHIO CAMERA COLLECTORS SOCIETY
43rd ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL
AUCTION SHOW SALE: Columbus, Ohio
contact (740) 393-1314 Dan Hausman

Sunday, May 29, 2005

PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA- PHSC Woodbridge Ontario, Canada

CLEVELAND-RICHFIELD CAMERA SHOW

June


Sunday, June 5, 2005

Photorama CAMERA SHOW & SALE: Philadelphia /Trevose , PA

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Mid-America Camera Show: St. Louis, MO

SECOND SUNDAY CAMERA SHOW & SALE: Wayne, NJ

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Camera Expo: Carson, CA (new location)

Sunday, June 26 10, 2005

Photorama DETROIT CAMERA SHOW & SALE: Southfield, Mi

July

Sunday, July 9, 2005

Photofair CAMERA SHOW & SALE: San Jose, CA

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Photorama CAMERA SHOW & SALE: Chicago, Illinios

SECOND SUNDAY CAMERA SHOW & SALE: Wayne, NJ

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Camera Expo: Carson, CA (new location)

Photorama CAMERA SHOW & SALE: Arlington, Va.