Rochester: Rochester Optical Company, 1894. 8vo., 64 pp., illustrated with engravings; 1 page priced list of Zeiss anastigmatic lenses laid-in. Decorative paper wrappers. A few small stains, spine ends chipped, soft vertical crease; very good. Item #29801
Edgar James Pullman (1836-1923) moved from his birth state of New York to Washington D.C. during the Civil War. He was a pioneer among local photographers. He set up the first photographic show in the city and sold the first camera brought to D.C. Numerous photographers of the city owed their start to him. His first shop was located on the third floor of 935 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Largely for the professional photographer, this illustrated and priced catalogue has a wide range of view cameras, including The Carlton, The Universal, The Ideal, The Empire State, The Peerless, The Stereoscopic, The Katch, The Premo, and several miniature roll film cameras. Also included are film and plate holders, tripods, shutters, lenses, printing frames, lanterns, beakers, trays, chemicals, plates, and card mounts.
Cover title: 1894 CATALOGUE OF PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS FOR SALE BY E.J. PULLMAN, 835 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C.