Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/15

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Subject: RE: [Leica] RE: Books
From: "Jay Coleman" <>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 22:01:25 -0800


Your mention of the Annuals brings up a very sad story for me.  My
grandfather was an amateur photographer; he was a member of the PSA and
exhibited widely.  He studied with Adolph Fassbinder, a pictorialist.  My
grandfather collected the annuals (Photo-graphic by the ASMP) and U.S.
Camera.  He had every issue from the early 1940s to the late 1960s or so.
He actually had a photo published in one of them.  He gave the annuals to me
(he gave me all his books).  The annuals were given to me in 1986 when I
graduated from college.  I stored them at my parents' house when I returned
from school.  I went away for the summer and my parents gave the annuals
away, they say by mistake.  I have not forgiven them.  I only have one
Photo-graphic (1949) and two U.S. Cameras (1954 and 1955) left.  I would
collect them back but thye are hard to find, are often in bad condition, and
are expensive (when you start thinking abot buying thirty or so of them).

Enjoy the books!


- -----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Mark
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2001 5:36 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] RE: Books

><Snip> ll my favorite process book. Windisch was a Leica user too.
> An Ohaus balance, some chemicals, a Windisch manual, and seventh heaven is
> only a stirring rod away.
> Jim

Coincidently i just got back from the Morrison street book store to read
I got the 1951 Pop Photo Annual and the 1963. Both in perfect condition.
The 51 was the year i was born and i always wanted to see that one, let
have it! Times have changed! I love the Annuals and have been compiling
They say $1 on the outside and i shell out $20 every time!
But i do love old photo books as well as magazines.
This week i got the second Edward Weston Daybook, California, in hard cover.
Cost me 30 bucks. Now i get to read it. I read in Mexico(in soft cover) but
the California.
The first one was the best photo book i ever read. And i don't even like

Last week i got the first one and it was almost a first printing, and it
cost me
40 bucks.
Picked up in the past month:

Painting, photography, Film by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy 1967 for 25 usd.
He taught my adviser in school, Myron Kozman. The head of the Chicago

The Silver Sunbeam by J. Towler, M.D.
Facsimile 1864 edition
with and introduction by Beaumont Newhall Morgan and Morgan 1969
	Preparation of Pyroxylin
	Ether and Alcohol
	Preparation of Nitro-glucose
	Iodine of Barium
a list of developers under the proper title:
Reducing agents. (In the new Anchell book the reducing agents will make your
prints or negs lighter, not darker!:)

I love the old paper the old typefaces, the hard cover, the different
perspective on techniques which have very much not changed in centuries.

Also picked up:
Calendar Model by Gloria Gale 1957
Gloria Gale is the world leading figure model. Her face and form have been
reproduced millions of times as pin-ups and on calendars. Here is the
dramatic and sincere life story of a girl who posed in the Nude to win fame
and fortune
The Beautiful are Damned
Never Speak to a stranger
"Don't touch the candy!"
Fighting for my Honor
Nude on a ladder
Sunshine and Surgery
Producers and Psychos
Chimps and Champagne
Models, Men, and morals.

Mark Rabiner

Portland, Oregon