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Eaton S. Lothrop, Jr. Photographic Collection Auction

The auction comprises nearly 400 lots of cameras and related material dating from the 1870’s to 2000’s including a No. 1 Kodak camera of 1889, an original Brownie camera of 1900, an early English wood camera and an important series of American detective and hand cameras from the 1880’s-1910. Estimates range from $150 to $3000.

Cameras from The United States, Germany, France and England are amongst the many places represented. This auction has a number of particular strengths, which include:

A collection of street cameras dating from the 1890s-1960s. World’s Fair, Boy Scout and commemorative cameras including the rare Campfire Girls Kodak camera, the New York World’s Fair Baby Brownie camera, the Texas 1936 Centennial Celebrations box camera, and Ansco Boy Scout Memo camera.

Eaton S. Lothrop, Jr. (1930-2008) was one of the earliest collectors of photographic cameras, starting in the early 1960’s. In 1968, he started the Photographic Collectors Newsletter which was the world’s first periodical on the subject, continuing until 1975. Lothrop had a particular interest in the box camera and amateur cameras and these are strongly represented in the collection.

The auction will be live on until June 30th and collectors and dealers may, by prior appointment, view lots of interest at 2436 Waters Ave in Savannah, GA. For more information, contact Everard & Company at [email protected], calling (912) 231-1376, or visit