11
Sep
12

Christmas Time

Guess I need to come up with a name for this young lady. She’s getting to be a semi-regular here.

I’ve heard of poodle skirts before, but never poodle sweaters!

This is the second of the odd sized negatives I mentioned yesterday. Click on the image for the larger view.

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2 Responses to “Christmas Time”


  1. 1 Todd G
    September 11, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    If your scans kept the original negative’s width to height ratio, it’s 1.7 to 1, which exactly matches #116, or what Kodak called 3A size. #116 film was introduced in the 1890s and was intended for 2.5 x 4.25 inch negatives. In the early 1930s, when Kodak respooled 120 to become 620, they made the same modification to 116 to become 616. The size remained popular until shortly after WWII during the time when many negatives were simply contact printed rather than enlarged. The rule was, if you wanted bigger pictures, get a bigger camera. The popular Ansco Clipper cameras made during the 1940s used this same #616 size for nearly square 2.5 x 2.125 inch negatives.

  2. 2 Todd G
    September 11, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Excuse me, should read “2A size”, not 3A.


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