The Auto Graflex was a simplified answer to Graflex earlier cameras with, among other additions, had a “New Simplified Focal Plane Shutter” a cloth curtain that was simple, reliable and fast, with speeds up to 1/1000 sec. This handsome looking, functional camera could be applied as intended or set as a centerpiece to a camera collection.
What is a foto escultura?? The technique of photo-sculpture exemplified in the work offered here is uniquely Mexican. It began in the Districto Federal in the 1930s to commemorate significant events in the lives of Mexican and Mexican-American families. The photo images of individuals are captured, cut, and shaped to fit on a thin hand-carved wooden sculpture with a dimensional impact that is very lifelike. The sculptures are generally housed in simple wooden frames between two panes of glass and incorporate the mediums of photography, painting, and sculpture.
What this is is a beautiful old photo album from the turn of the century. The cover is celluloid and the back and sides are done in a gorgeous sea colored velvet. The condition on the inside and out is great but has aged.