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Are those guns real? [VIDEO]

History through the eyes of eight young spectators

For the 30th time re-enactors took stage at the Grounds of Cliveden to relive that foggy morning of October 4, 1777.  This is the second time I made a video for WHYY’s NewsWorks of this annual event. (You can find my video of the 2012 event here, if you are interested.) This year we learn about what happened on the battlefield via the questions of eight young spectators.

Read the full NewsWorks’ story by Amanda Staller with photos by Rikard Larma here

Highlights of historic camera collection before auctioned off


Photos by Bas Slabbers
November 18, 2011

An impressive collection of more than 350 old cameras will be put up for auction on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 at Fuller’s Fine Art Auctions in Philadelphia, PA.

Collection highlights are the “Worlds fastest Lens”, the first motorized camera and a custom build Leica ‘Reporter’ for NFL Films.

The cameras were collected by Edward Kaprelian (1913-1997), who after WWII became an expert on camera and lens technology. In May 1945, the U.S. Army seized more than 2,000 Carl Zeiss lenses from Germany as “war reparations” and turned them over to Kaprelian, who was then serving as Chief of the U.S. Army Signal Corps Engineering Labs in Fort Monmouth, N.J.

Kaprelian went on to become an avid collector of photographic equipment and materials during his lifetime and amassed a large collection of important cameras spanning the history of photography.

 


A selection of photos from this collection are published with the Nov 18, 2011 article by Alan Tu: “Vintage cameras to be auctioned off Saturday by Mt. Airy auction house” – You can read the full article on WHYY’s NewsWorks.org