Exhibitions/ Art Object

[Two photographs of the Variable Controllable Distortograph]

Artist:
Herbert George Ponting (British, Salisbury, Wiltshire 1870–1935 London)
Date:
1927
Medium:
Gelatin silver prints
Dimensions:
Images: approximately 11 x 16 cm (4 5/16 x 6 5/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Purchase, Twentieth-Century Photography Fund, 2011
Accession Number:
2011.210a, b
Not on view
Inscription: Photographs with typed caption labels on mounts, recto BC: "Showing the arrangement and distribution of the // "VARIABLE CONTROLLABLE DISTORTOGRAPH [...]" and "The VARIABLE CONTROLLABLE DISTORTOGRAPH," as arranged for making [...]."
See object file for: Patent 278,402 "An Improved Means for Producing Distorted Pictures" and Patent 271.963 "Improvements in or relating to Cameras and like Optical Projection Devices"
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