Photographic equipment

Object Number: 
2002.1.3060
Date: 
1880-1920
Medium: 
Paper
Dimensions: 
5 5/8 x 4 5/8 x 1 1/4 in.
Description: 
A brown cardboard box with a teal blue label with dark blue trim that reads in black "Cramer's/ Lightning Gelatine Plates./ Directions Inside/ Manufactured by/ G. Cramer Dry Plate Works, St. Louis, Mo., U.S.A." On the side, a label reads in black "B/ One Dozen Cramer Plates./ 4 X 5 Emulsion 5493". A label on the bottom reads "A Plates for work not requiring great sensitiveness. B Best plates for ordinary use in portrait and landscape photography. C For drop shutter (Instantaneous) work, large portraits and groups, and all work requiring the utmost sensitiveness."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group