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I am Perry Peterson, a retired auditor and tax accountant. My wife Valeta and I live along the front range of the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains.
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During the 1970’s I began collecting a few old inexpensive cameras. Most of them were common cameras that sold for three to six dollars when they were new in the 1930’s.
Some were reflex box cameras but most were folding cameras that look great on a shelf with old books and other memorabilia.
The camera shown below is my favorite.
There is a pleasing art deco design on both sides of the camera.
I found this camera in a little antique shop located in the basement of a house near downtown Beatrice, Nebraska in 1979.
It was still in the original box but the case of the camera looked bad because it was covered with light colored mold dust. The case was easily cleaned and very quickly it looked like it did when it was new in the 1930’s.
The camera took 616 roll film. Kodak verichrome pan (panchromatic) was recommended for this camera.
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This camera has a Kodak Anastigmat lense.
What is a Kodak Anastigmat lense? Great Question.
I didn’t know the answer - had to look it up.
In 1914, Kodak introduced the first of a long line of lenses labeled Kodak Anastigmats.
These lenses had an aperture of f/8 and were a 4 element dialyt design, like the Goerz/Schneider Artars.
The following year, the Series II lenses were introduced with apertures of f/7.7 and focal lengths of 170mm and 203mm. These lenses were popular through the 1930s, and one in particular was in production into the 1950s as the Kodak Ektar f/7.7 203mm.
The Southern Poverty Law Center has reported that a Department of Homeland Security manager in charge of buying weapons and ammunition for the government is, on the side, running an inflammatory website that throws around gay slurs and advocates the mass murder of "whites" and the "ethnic cleansing" of "Uncle Tom race traitors,"
Ayo Kimathi (pictured above and below), who calls himself the “Irritated Genie,” told his supervisors that the website was set up to sell concert and lecture videos.
Is Ayo one of Obama’s “foot soldiers?”
The site's content strayed far beyond concert promotion, warning about a coming race war. His website, “War on the Horizon,” declares, “in order for Black people to survive the 21st century, we are going to have to kill a lot of whites – more than our Christian hearts can possibly count,”
A military jury on Friday convicted Major Nidal Malik Hasan (pictured) on 45 charges of premeditated and attempted premeditated murder in connection with the shooting rampage at this central Texas Army post four years ago, the deadliest attack on a domestic U.S. military base.
Hasan admitted carrying out the attack in a crowded waiting room where unarmed troops were making final preparations to deploy to Afghanistan and Iraq. In addition to the 13 killed, 30 others were wounded.
The 76-year-old Pope Francis (pictured) has a fondness for making calls the old-fashioned way, using land lines and placing the calls himself, often surprising recipients by simply announcing "It's the pope."
After his election in March, Francis reportedly called his newspaper stand in Buenos Aires to cancel his daily delivery and his shoemaker to tell him not to bother with papal red leather loafers but to keep making his regular black orthotics.
Beppe Severgnini, a noted humorist and Corriere columnist, is offering tips for responding in case the Pope calls (see link below).
I shan’t worry about a call from Pope Francis.
I don’t have a land line.
And besides, he probably isn’t too keen on making cold calls to non-Catholics. However, it would be fun to chat with him.