TITLE

LITTLE GEMS

PUB. DATE
March 1953
SOURCE
Image;Mar1953, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article features the Little Gems camera. According to the article, Little Gems were tintypes that were smaller than postage stamps which became the trend in the 1870s and 1880s. It was sold as cheaply as fifty cents a dozen. It reveals that Little Gem was not a new kind of photography, however, it became the application of mass production to the already popular tintype. They were taken on quarter plates in cameras with twelve lenses. For one exposure, it will produce twelve identical pictures which could be cut apart with scissors after processing.
ACCESSION #
32724213

 

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