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Inside a View Camera

Explore a View CameraAn accordion-like bellows... sheets of film in strange-looking holders... and a mysterious dark cloth. Ansel Adams used a view camera to create his iconic photographs of American landscapes. How does it work?

Explore a view camera in this interactive demonstration, featuring photographs of Faneuil Hall, the Boston landmark where 18th-century colonists held Revolutionary meetings.

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