Digital Dexterity (Jun, 1955)

Slightly different from google-foo

Digital Dexterity
Anyone can dance on his feet but only this fingerman of the French bistros can make his digits tango.

Camera helmet (Jun, 1973)

Camera helmet

Like some action in your movies? Mount your camera on the POV (Point-of-View) helmet professional stunt men use. While you’re skiing, cycling, or mountain climbing, a visor frame tells you what you’re shooting—hands free. $130. Gilbert-Waugh Productions, 3518 Cahuenga Blvd., W. Hollywood, Calif. 90068.

Stereoscope Holds Seven Views Mounted on a Disk (Mar, 1941)

Stereoscope Holds Seven Views Mounted on a Disk

Still making a bid for popularity, the old parlor stereoscope is now being offered in a compact, “streamline” form, showing pictures mounted in disks that contain seven colored stereographs each, instead of the traditional card that holds but one view, Tripping a lever at the top of the new stereoscope, which is made of durable plastic, brings the next picture into place, and this may be repeated until the seven have been seen. Originals for the views are made with a special miniature camera, using natural color film. Pictures are paired opposite each other on the disk, and when viewed through the apparatus they give a three-dimensional effect.

Photographic Hocus-Pocus (Nov, 1941)

Photographic Hocus-Pocus

EVERY now and then, the best of us get the itch to break away from straight, serious photography and amuse ourselves and our “public” with photo-magic and tomfoolery. Sometimes our dabbling leads us into the production of interesting pictorial effects; at other times, our results turn out surrealistic or plain crazy, but amusing nevertheless.

A Vest Pocket Movie Of Yourself (Oct, 1930)

A Vest Pocket Movie Of Yourself

New drop-a-coin camera turns out portraits which wink and smile.

HAVE you ever wondered what you would look like in the movies? Well, you will soon have the opportunity of finding out—and you won’t have to go to Hollywood or spend money on a screen test, either!

A New York inventor, Stanley Pask, has recently perfected an invention which is a vest-pocket edition of a motion picture studio.


This is another one of those things that gets much better and cheaper with a digital camera. This poor guy only got one shot per launch and had to carefully time it so the kite would be at the right hight for the camera to be focused.

Even Google Earth is getting in on the act now.


You don’t have to hire a plane and pilot to get good air shots of ground objects.

By E. J. Roy

FOR many years, the idea of making photographs from a kite has been in my mind. This year, I decided to do something about it. First was the kite design, and having had considerable experience with various types of kites, I finally selected a design for a triangular box kite with wings.

“Candid Camera” Gets Surprise Photographs in New Hobby (Apr, 1931)

“Candid Camera” Gets Surprise Photographs in New Hobby

A NEW hobby, one that also offers opportunities for money making, has arrived from England. It’s the “candid camera,” a concealed camera that gets intimate pictures without the subject knowing he is being photographed. The results are so surprising, and often so amusing, that the hobby has taken England by storm. Hardly any social function is complete without several guests carrying the concealed cameras.

Radio Camera (Apr, 1948)

Radio Camera outfit lets the photo-minded girl snap a picture without missing her favorite radio show. It weighs less than 4 pounds, is 9-1/2 inches high.

Desert Animals “Shot” by Cactus Cameraman (Apr, 1931)

Desert Animals “Shot” by Cactus Cameraman

A CACTUS plant recently went for a stroll in the desert and came back with a remarkable collection of photographs, some of which are presented on this page.

Of course, this perambulating cactus plant was all a delusion and a snare, as many of the coy inhabitants of the Mexican border will learn when they see their portraits in print for the first time.

New Electron Tube “Sees” the Invisible (Apr, 1936)

New Electron Tube “Sees” the Invisible

AN artificial eye, which extends the range of human vision into the dark areas of “ultra-violet” and “infra-red,” is now available for scientific use, and will undoubtedly be turned to many purposes of everyday life in the next few years.

It has been possible, for years, to take photographs by the aid of radiation which is invisible to the eye, and to develop them in a few minutes.