The Hess-Ives Hicro (Color) Camera - Photographic Canadiana
This unique and fascinating camera has been discussed quite a bit in this thread about one-shot cameras. It's the the Hess-Ives Hicro color camera, designed by F.E. Ives. It is one of the earliest attempts at a mass marketed color camera and printing system.
Robert Lansdale, a member of the Photographic Historical Society of Canada, found one of these relics at a trade show and simply had to know more. Consequently, he wrote up an excellent story in Photographic Canadiana, vol. 38. The PDF is available thru the following link...
http://s000.tinyupload.com/?file_id=...03999925599808 (the hyperlink to click is in the lower right hand corner in rather plain looking text, "HICRO STORY PC VOL 38-1 single.pdf"; don't be fooled by the ads/banners that also say "download")
I strongly suspect that no more comprehensive account of this tri-color camera has ever been written; with a very complete discussion of how the system works, the photographer's that utilized it, the press it received, the marketing they undertook, and a color supplement with a number of prints & photos of the camera.
Hope you enjoy!
And thanks to Bob for allowing me to share it here.
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