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Title Catalog: Power's Cameragraph. Nicholas Power Co., 50 Gold St. N.Y. Copyright 1916.
Object Name Catalog
Catalog Number 2005.078.1101
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Collection Julius Durstewitz Archive
Credit Gift of Anthony & Kathy Durstewitz
Scope & Content Power's Cameragraph. Nicholas Power Company, 50 Gold Street, New York. Copyright 1916. Priced catalog of 35mm projectors and stereopticons [lantern slides] with tipped-in revised price list dated February 15, 1918. Booklet, 6-3/4" x 8-3/4" high, 52 pp, photo illustrated. See notes regarding collation. PDF on file.

This copy belonged to Julius Durstewitz, Director of Hoboken Playgrounds (under the Parks department) for the City of Hoboken in this era. It was apparently used for the purchase of a "Cameragraph No. 6A, Complete Equipment" as shown and described on pages 10-11 where this outfit is marked with pencil (along with the 1918 revised price list is tipped-in.) The original equipment plus elements of its later modification are in the Museum collections as objects catalog 2005.078.1200.

Apparently kept by Durstewitz with the set which included a lamp with an integral stereopticon (lantern slide projector) and the cameragraph, a 35mm film silent film projector. Stand and accessories are part of this portable outfit. It was used used for many years in Playground Department activities for children including, but not stated, at 109 Jefferson St. Probable date of purchase 1918 and end date probably in the late 1930s and certainly by the mid 1940s when Durstewitz retired.
Notes The first numbered page is page 5 which would indicated a missing folio, pp 3-4 and 53-54. Content does not suggest that this folio was present and that the catalogue is complete as issued. The front cover and inside front cover may be in pagination and, if so, would be pp [1-2].
People Durstewitz, Julius
Date 1916-1918
Year Range from 1916
Year Range to 1918
Search Terms Hoboken Playground Band
Caption front cover
Imagefile 041\20050781101.JPG
Classification Motion Pictures
Government & Politics
Cultural Activities