Historic Mathew Brady Studio Camera, circa Early 1860s. Quite possibly the wet plate camera he used to take his iconic photos of Abraham Lincoln! The Brady provenance is iron-clad; it is accompanied by photocopies of original Bankruptcy Court records signed by Brady dating from April 1873 (Brady had filed for bankruptcy), listing this lens with its serial number in an inventory of Brady possessions.
Reporter Camera The Reporter was a Soviet professional folding medium-format plate camera designed by Ioannisiani brothers and A. Vorozhbit in 1930s. 6.5 x 9 cm frame, F3.5/105 Tessar-type standard lens, focal plane shutter, folding viewfinder, 80-mm rangefinder, filmpack- and roll film adaptors, interchangeable lenses with bayonet mounting. Between 1939 and 1940, less than 1000 produced.