Speed Graflex Camera

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Title

Speed Graflex Camera

Description

Speed Graflex 4 x 5 camera. "Graflex cameras, made by the Folmer Schwing Company of Rochester, New York (later purchased by Eastman Kodak) were the preferred cameras of photojournalists and wartime correspondents for much of the early to mid-twentieth century. Their sturdy handheld construction adapted well for news and sports photography. The U.S. Department of the Army even commissioned combat-green versions of the Graflex cameras for use by military photographers in World War II and Korea. This popular Speed Graphic 4x5 inch film press camera was produced in the 1940s."

Creator

Graflex

Publisher

Smithsonian

Date

ca. 1940

Contributor

Yonah

Type

Photograph

Identifier

NMAH 1978.0234.01

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