as for large format ....
there are several branches of this sort of photography but here goes
anything "graphic or graflex "
( speed, crown view, viewII, slr &c )
is a workhorse and a great camera for most applications.
for olde timey sorts of things, there are box and magazine cameras
that will have simple lenses and shutters and be a bit more unpredictable than something
more modern. box cameras were made in all shapes and sizes, small roll films, large sheet films
and will usually give you a lo-fi lo-tech, atmospheric image like a modern lomo or holga or ?
for a fraction of the $$