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"Bantam Special"

Designer:
Walter Dorwin Teague (American, Decatur, Indiana 1883–1960 Flemington, New Jersey)
Manufacturer:
Eastman Kodak Co. (American)
Date:
1936
Medium:
Metal, enamel
Dimensions:
3 1/4 x 5 x 2 in. (8.3 x 12.7 x 5.1 cm)
Classification:
Machines & Appliances
Credit Line:
John C. Waddell Collection, Gift of John C. Waddell, 2002
Accession Number:
2002.585.14
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 912
Marking: (Interior of lens cover, molded): KODAK / BANTAM SPECIAL / MADE IN U.S.A. BY / EASTMAN KODAK CO. / ROCHESTER, N.Y.
John C. Waddell, New York (by 1999–2002; his gift to MMA)

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "American Modern, 1925–1940: Design for a New Age," May 16, 2000–January 7, extended to February 4, 2001, unnumbered cat. (p. 165; as "'Bantam Special' Camera," lent by John C. Waddell, Promised Gift of John C. Waddell).

Newport Beach, Calif. Orange County Museum of Art. "American Modern, 1925–1940: Design for a New Age," May 25–August 19, 2001, unnumbered cat.

Flint, Mich. Flint Institute of Arts. "American Modern, 1925–1940: Design for a New Age," September 14–December 16, 2001, unnumbered cat.

Philadelphia. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. "American Modern, 1925–1940: Design for a New Age," January 11–April 7, 2002, unnumbered cat.

Charlotte, N. C. Mint Museum of Craft and Design. "American Modern, 1925–1940: Design for a New Age," May 3–July 28, 2002, unnumbered cat.

Tulsa, Okla. Philbrook Museum of Art. "American Modern, 1925–1940: Design for a New Age," August 23–November 17, 2002, unnumbered cat.

Donald J. Bush. The Streamlined Decade. New York, 1975, p. 19, fig. 9.

Alastair Duncan. American Art Deco. New York, 1986, pp. 272–73, ill. (color; Mitchell Wolfson, Jr., Miami-Dade Community College collection).

Wendy Kaplan, ed. Designing Modernity: The Arts of Reform and Persuasion, 1885–1945. Selections from the Wolfsonian. Exh. cat., Wolfsonian, Miami Beach. New York, 1995, p. 333, no. 151, ill. (color; Wolfsonian, Miami Beach collection), calls it "Kodak Bantam Special" and dates it 1933–36.

Ralph London and Rick Soloway. "Camera Designs of Walter Dorwin." Photographic Canadiana 32 (December 2006–January 2007), pp. 8, 10, ill. p. 9.



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