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Sliding Carriage Eastman Kodak Company Camera
Orval Hixon used this large format sliding carriage studio camera from the 1920s through the later years of his career in Lawrence, Kansas during the 1960s and 1970s. This camera produced 8 x 10 inch negatives, and Hixon used it to photograph local clientele for weddings, graduations, and other important occasions. It features a Packard-Ideal shutter and bellows which allow the lens to be moved with respect to the focal plane for focusing. Because celebrities and performers usually needed larger images to distribute to theater and film producers as well as the media, Hixon used a larger format camera to produce 11 x 14 inch negatives for his celebrity portraits during the 1920s.