Photographic equipment

Object Number: 
2002.1.3062
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 bright blue label with silver 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 with a crown reads in black "Crown Brand/ Cramer Plates./ Emulsion 9275/ One Dozen 4 x 5". A label on the bottom reads "The Cramer Lightning Plates are made in three grades/ of rapidity, designated by the following/ Trade Marks: Anchor- Plates of moderate speed. For Landscapes, Portraits, copying, commercial work, etc./ Banner- Plates of great rapidity. Best for general use in Portrait Photography./ Crown- Plates of the utmost sensitiveness. For large portraits, groups instantaneous work."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group