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Curiosities

The Gigantic Camera

Used for railroad images in Chicago, this camera 3.4 feet (1.06 m) tall and weighed a massive 1115.4 lbs (507 kg). The camera used film plates that were 7.8 feet (2.44 m) long and one cassette weighed about 497 lbs (226 kg). The camera’s large size and large sized-film allowed for amazing detail in large photos.