A local writer and book collector sold me a huge collection of photo magazines going from the thirties to the sixties. It became an albatross - shipping charges were the killer. I ended up giving them away to a local photographer who has a lot of room. Going through them and comparing prices to the times (adjusted using census data concerning income) showed that some of that hardware was as dauntingly expensive then as Alpas are today. And the various photogaphic trends, of course, was deeply interesting.