Second Hand Camera Market in Amsterdam in 1897

Advertentie, Het Nieuws van den Dag, 1897

Advertentie, Het Nieuws van den Dag, 1897

Glancing through a Dutch newspaper from 1897 ("Het Nieuws van den Dag") I encountered the advertisement that is represented above. It is about someone in Amsterdam selling two cameras, i.e. a Lancaster 9x12, and a Pocket Kodak. Instantly I was curious to learn what types of cameras were around those days; what these cameras were exactly. After some investigation on the Internet, I had to conclude that the cameras mentioned probably refer to:

Photo: Instantograph, Model 1888. J. Lancaster & Son, Birmingham, England, supporting plates of 6 x 12 cm.

Photo: Instantograph, Model 1888. J. Lancaster & Son, Birmingham, England, supporting plates of 6 x 12 cm.

Photo: Pocket Kodak (1895), supporting daylight loading, film-type 102, 12 pictures of 3.75 x 5 cm.

Photo: Pocket Kodak (1895), supporting daylight loading, film-type 102, 12 pictures of 3.75 x 5 cm.