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Throughout the history of photography from its earliest days until the present digital era, an amazing number of cameras have been designed and manufactured to look like some completely different object. During the Second World War, some of these were used for genuine espionage purposes. Others were made for no reason other than to provide photographers with something a little out of the ordinary and many, especially in the later years, were little more than toys. Manya re illustrated and described in this new book and their history makes an often overlooked and fascinating branch of photographic history.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780747806370
ISBN-10: 0747806373
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 150mm x 5mm)
Pages: 48
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - John Wade

John Wade began collecting cameras in the early 1970s, an interest which led him to a fascination for researching some of the more obscure aspects of photographic history. A freelance writer and photographer, has has written seven books including the Shire Album 'Photographic Accessories 1890-1970'.

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