Philadelphia: John Wanamaker; Times Printing House, [ca. 1890]. 8vo., 28  pp., illustrated from engravings, adverts. Printed paper wrappers. Covers chipped and detached; blank tip of the first leaf lacking; otherwise, good. Item #29788
John Wanamaker (1838-1922) was an American retailer who developed the modern department store. He established his own firm, John Wanamaker and Company, in 1869. His stores featured distinct departments and his creative merchandising was very successful. At the beginning of the twentieth century, he sponsored photography exhibitions at his Philadelphia store. Additionally, he was the Postmaster General of the United States general under Benjamin Harrison.
An illustrated and priced catalogue, which includes: view cameras, the Kodak No 3, Hawkeye and Montauk cameras, a range of lenses by Bausch & Lomb, Dallmyer, Darlot, Gundlach, Steinheil, Morrison, etc, accessories, shutters, albums and chemicals.