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mmaselli



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 4:11 am    Post subject: Museums Reply with quote

I am interesting in finding out whether any musuems exist expressly for Graflex cameras and etc? Thanks, Mike
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Henry



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If by "and etc." you include other brands besides Graflex, then surely the International House of Photography in Rochester, NY is the place to look. It's been a long time since I visited the place, housed in the George Eastman mansion, as Roch isn't along paths I usually travel (although I went to college there years ago). Others on this board can correct me, but I believe they have a rather large collection of cameras, etc., in addition to photographs. If you are located in, or will pass by, the vicinity, it will be worth a visit, I'm sure.
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Les



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A museum based solely on a camera or even one camera company would not last long in this world. The George Eastman House is and always has been primarily a print / image museum. That said, cameras did end up on their door step and most of the historical collection of cameras (both Graflex and not) that the Graflex corporation acquired is now at the GEH, however not all of the Graflex cameras are on display at any one time. In fact very few Graphic cameras are out at a given time as the camera collection often adds to the print exhibit rather than being the exhibit itself.
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glennfromwy



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought I would update this. Mr. Maselli's collection is being housed at the Mitchell Museum of western art in Trinidad, Colorado. I have donated a couple of things for the display. The exhibit and museum will open for the season on May 2, 2010. I look forward to seeing it. Mr. Maselli has put a lot of effort into this exhibit, not to mention his collection of 40 or so Graflex cameras and accessories. If anyone is travelling north or south on I-25 near the Colorado-New Mexico line, I would highly recommend a visit to the museum. If you would like more info on the museum, do a web search for the Mitchell Museum.
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