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THE LARGEST CAMERA

1900


PHOTO BY: UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


In 1900 the Chicago & Alton Railroad Train co. , commissioned Lawrence with the manufacture of the largest camera ever made and the largest photo ever shot in order to promote a new train. The whole attempt costed 5.000 $, a really extreme sum for that period, since it was equivalent to the construction cost of a huge house. The enormous print was hosted in the international salon of Paris and attracted great interest. The promotional campaign costed significantly less than it would have costed if the actual train had been sent. The attempt had such a response that a Paris representative was sent to verify that the camera was actually ever made.

                     

 

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