Take a photo with a Victorian sliding box camera: ASMR

Join Assistant Curator Hana Kaluznick as she shows us a Victorian sliding box camera made in about 1880, and demonstrates how it would have been used.

The sliding box camera advanced how photographs were taken in the 19th century, allowing the photographer to vary the focal length. This meant that they could get closer to, or further away from, the subject than ever before.

Watch and listen as Hana shows us the details of the camera including the engraved silver lens and original label, before carefully adjusting the length of the box and sliding open the mahogany plate holder.

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