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Photography
“ON PARADE” (Sep, 1915)

There is no explanation of this section in the magazine. Just what you see here.

“ON PARADE”

One of the Costumes in a New York Charity Show.

Members of American Drama Society in Dance for Charity, at Brookline, Massachusetts.

The Subject of a Hundred Million Pictures
Miss Florence Cassasa was selected from among a large number to pose for the huge publicity campaign being planned for December to boost electrical methods and machinery. Miss Cassasa as Elektra will be featured on all publicity material.

“The Dance of Victory” – The exhibition was given on a private estate in Delaware.

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Choosing your Camera (Jun, 1946)

Choosing your Camera

In a quandary about what camera to buy? Decide to what class of picture-taker yon belong and then choose.

By Robert Brightman

SO YOU have been bitten by the photo bug, now that photographic equipment is again available? You’re out to buy a camera? Well and good. Which one then? Oh, you’ve got a friend who owns a camera and he is going to help you make your choice. Fine. Well, you can rest assured that you are going to buy a camera like your friend’s, one very similar to it, or else you are going to buy the camera your friend covets. For such is the way of the photo bug.

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COPS MAKE FACES IN LOS ANGELES (Nov, 1954)

COPS MAKE FACES IN LOS ANGELES

Victims are putting the finger on criminals with the aid of a new machine that builds-a-face.

By Louis Hochman

IT was a dark, lonely night and the attractive young Los Angeles woman walking down the street had no way of knowing that the man who had befriended her and was walking beside her was a dangerous sex criminal. For three blocks they walked and talked—suddenly the man turned on the girl, beat her mercilessly with his fists and shot her through the head.

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Newspaper Pages Photographed to Save “Morgue” Space (Mar, 1931)

Newspaper Pages Photographed to Save “Morgue” Space

INSTEAD of filing away a copy of the newspaper every day for future reference, morgue keepers can now merely make a photograph of the sheets of the paper and file the negative of the photo away in the morgue. This is achieved by means of an extremely sensitive camera recently invented which reproduces the entire sheet on a film the size of a postage stamp, solving storage problems.

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THE LOWDOWN ON THE VICE RING OF 300 “STARS” (Nov, 1959)

THE LOWDOWN ON THE VICE RING OF 300 “STARS”

Who’s the “lady” you saw in those filthy movies?

Hold fast! She may be your wife!

Here’s how the chance attendance of an irate husband at a stag party exploded the biggest scandal of smut-on-celluloid

BY CALVIN HUNTER

“MY WIFE IS POSING IN THE NUDE!”

These explosive words came from the lips of an irate New York husband last March. And they set police on the trail of not one — but more than 300! — girls who were taking off all, and many of them giving all, in front of some of the most overheated cameras in the country.

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Shoot it in COLOR… indoors (Sep, 1947)

Shoot it in COLOR… indoors

INDOOR color photography is somewhat more critical than the black-and-white version of this fascinating pastime. But it shouldn’t discourage anyone who can produce evenly-exposed black-and-white negatives with flash or flood lighting.

If you are an old hand at black-and-white, you’ll find that color technique differs from the approach you are used to in four basic respects. You must allow for:

1. Slow film speed— Weston ratings of available color films range between 8 and 12 only.

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TABLE-TOP DRAMAS (Aug, 1945)

TABLE-TOP DRAMAS

Table-top photography is more than just a hobby with Mr. E. Heimann, F.R.P.S., F.I.B.P. of London, England; it has become a real science and a profitable one.

He started photographing table-top models for his own amusement years ago and as he became more experienced, found there was a demand for his pictures. Thereupon he left his office job and concentrated upon his new art.

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Cloak and Dagger of the High Fashion World (Nov, 1959)

Cloak and Dagger of the High Fashion World

Here’s how glamor spies resort to complicated tricks to break through the ‘gilded iron curtain’ of the Paris couturiers… and how the ‘Mata Haris of High Fashion’ steal those precious secrets…

BY HENRI LECLAIR

If you think that international spies only hanker for juicy military secrets and the topmost confidences of diplomats, you are, of course, wrong. Espionage is actually hottest in relatively safer fields, where the secret agent, when caught, doesn’t face the prospect of the gallows and firing squads.

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Crossroads at Bikini (Jun, 1946)

Film documentaries of preparations and outcomes may be found below:

Operations Crossroads Underway, 1946/07/01 (1946)

Operation Crossroads (Part I) (1946)

Operation Crossroads (Part II) (1946)

 

Crossroads at Bikini

The fate of our navy hangs on the outcome of the most dangerous and dramatic maneuver ever known!

BY JAMES KEVIN MILLER

OUT in the lonely atoll of Bikini, 4,150 miles southwest of San Francisco, the curtain of the first act of one of history’s greatest dramas, Operation Crossroads, is about to rise. A production staff of 20,000 scientists and technologists has assembled the supporting cast and props. The dress rehearsal has been held, and the vast stage is set.

For the stellar role, an A-bomb of the power used on Nagasaki will be dropped from a B-29 on about 100 surplus and obsolete ships.

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NEW in SCIENCE (Jan, 1954)

NEW in SCIENCE

DOREKA two-film camera invented by German engineer holds color, regular film. It has twin interchangeable lenses with coupled range finder, synchronized flash. Device bars double exposure. Shutter speeds range from 1 to 1/500 of a second.

EASIMOW, left, new 16-inch, power-driven mower and roller will do job 30 per cent faster than other mowers, its makers claim. It was demonstrated recently at the National Association of Groundsmen’s Annual Exhibit. Hurlingham, England.

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