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Camera - Parisio Cantini Empoli, Bellows Glass Plate, circa 1880 Reg. No: SH 000862
- Bellows Glass Plate Camera, manufactured by Parisio Cantini Empoli, in Italy, circa 1880. Used by Vincenzo Candela in his photographic business in Viggiano, Italy. He specialised in portraiture, landscape and village life, and had a number of well established client base. After his migration to Australia in 1920 Vincenzo continued to use his photographic equipment, more as a hobby than a trade, taking photos of family members and friends in his home, with impromptu backdrops such as a rug or a sheet.
- A wooden boxed bellows camera. The camera is made of wood and metal (brass) and would have once had a glass lens. There is a plaque with the makers details on the front of the camera.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Phil Magris, 2000
|Dimensions:||330 mm (Height), 252 mm (Width), 95 mm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||working life, italian communities, italian immigration, photography, photographic equipment|
|Themes this item is part of:||Vincenzo Candela, Italian Migrant, Photographer & Tailor, 1920, Candela Collection, Candela family, Italian Migrants, 1920, Images & Image Making Collection, Italian Historical Society CO.AS.IT. Collection, Migration Collection, Getting In, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2003-2015|
|Secondary Classification:||Travel - Brought Goods|
|Tertiary Classification:||photographic equipment|
|Inscriptions:||On plaque on front: PARISIO CANTINI/EMPOLI/Articoli per Fotografia|
|Manufacturer:||Parisio Cantini Empoli, Italy, circa 1880|
|User:||Vincenzo Candela, Viggiano, Italy, post 1880|
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