There is a certain big railroad system that has been made the butt of a good many jokes. One of the stories they tell is this: A local accommodation slowed down, jerked along a little ways and came to a dead stop. The fireman crawled over the tender, walked through the luggage compartment of the combination car into the smoker and inquired, "Any you fellers got a piece of string the engineer wants to fix the engine? "

We all like to hang on to the things that have served us well, even when they are past practical usefulness and require bolstering up with a piece of string or other make-shift repair, to perform their functions. In getting ready for the spring busy time we usually find something out of kilter, and, if we are wise, forestall any break-downs when delays cost money.

From An Aristo Platino Print By H. E. Gray Houston, Texas.

From An Aristo Platino Print By H. E. Gray Houston, Texas.

That studio stand has been acting a bit cranky and wobbly of late. Supposing it should stick just when we were posing Mrs. Bank President or that large group.

That new Semi-Centennial Stand of the Century Division comes as near being complete as anything we know of, and they have a number of other styles, some at a very low figure, and all Century quality.

A new shutter may be needed. The Auto Studio Shutter has a lot of good points to recommend it. You can use it with a number of different lenses, and it is really, truly, a noiseless shutter.

That old goods box, with the bottom set in on a slant has just about seen its best days as a retouching stand. The New Century Retouching Stand is not only mighty convenient, but looks well and don't cost much.

And the printer says the printing frames are some of 'em pretty badly warped; and - well, say, why don't you write and ask the Century Division for a copy of their catalogue? That will show you just what you do need, and your dealer can have it for you in a jiffy.

A Hit

In our April issue appeared the first of the drawings we have had prepared to assist the professional in advertising his work in an attractive and up-to-date manner. We assumed the profession would gladly embrace the opportunity, and they have. The orders for electros are coming in steadily, and Ave know if they are judiciously used that they will bring results.

On page 23 will be found the drawing and sample advertisement for this month.

You will agree with us, Ave feel sure, that the drawing and copy are timely and attractive, and Ave hope you will follow up your first efforts with this copy and reap a goodly harvest in the month of brides. The electro will be furnished for fifty cents postpaid. Please order by number and remit in stamps. Do not overlook the fact that Ave cannot furnish this electro to more than one photographer in the same town, and that it will be first come, first served.

Good advertising of good goods, and good service must bring success.

Keep Posted on the Eastman School of Professional Photography dates; see Bulletin on page 24.

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Don't forget to be photographed immediately after this interesting occasion.

May. Bulletin: The Eastman School Of Professional Photography For 1909

Illinois Convention, Springfield, 111., May 4, 5, 6, 7.

Auspices W. F. Uhlman, St. Joseph, Mo., May 11, 12, 13.

Auspices Charles Lawvrence,Wichita, Kansas, May 18, 19, 20.

Auspices C. Weichsel Co., Dallas, Texas, May 25, 26, 27.

Auspices F. J. Feldman, El Paso, Texas, June 1, 2, 3.

Auspices Howland & Dewey Co., Los Angeles, Cal., June 8, 9, 10.

Auspices Hirsch & Kaiser, San Francisco, Cal., June 15, 16, 17.

Auspices Portland Photo Supply Co., Portland, Oregon, June 22, 23, 24.

Auspices Tacoma Dental & Photo Supply Co., Tacoma, Wash., June 29, 30, July 1.

Auspices John W. Graham & Co., Spokane, Wash., July 7, 8, 9.

Auspices Robt. Dempster Co., Omaha, Neb., July 15, 16, 17

Auspices Memphis Photo Supply Co., Memphis, Tenn., July 20, 21, 22.

Auspices Des Moines Photo Materials Co., Des Moines, Iowa, July 27, 28, 29.

Aristo Motto

"WE believe permanency is the Keystone of Photographic Success, and all brands of paper bearing our Trade-mark are manufactured on this principle. We hold our consumer's reputation and success identical with our own. We surround both with every safeguard known to chemical science and our own experience."

From An Aristo Platino Print By Filson & Son Steubenville, Ohio.

From An Aristo Platino Print By Filson & Son Steubenville, Ohio.