"Hello! is this 249 Main -

Brown's Studio? How do you do, Mr. Brown. This is Mrs. Got Cash. The children's grandpa is here for a short visit and I'd like very much to have you come out to the house and make some pictures of him and the children in our living room. No, the room is rather dark in furnishings, but the windows are good size. Tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 will suit me very nicely. Good-bye."

Well let's see - that means a pretty good order, and though we don't do much in the home portraiture line, we'll have to tackle this job and deliver the goods.

"Old gentleman - he'll stand for a time exposure all right, but the children, even in light dresses means a mighty short exposure as they simply can't keep still.

Frank, bring out that eight by ten view box, and uncouple that portrait lens from the studio camera. No, the lens board is not half big enough, and if it were the front was never made to support so much weight. I'd like mighty well to take advantage of the speed of that portrait lens, but I'll have to use the smaller and slower lens and take chances on the children moving."

Just such propositions as this confront us every once in a while, and if they find us unprepared well, we just have to take chances, and at the first opportunity guard against similar happenings in the future.

There is a camera ideal for just such purposes, though it was designed for other work - the Improved Sky Scraper Camera manufactured by the Folmer & Schwing Division of the Eastman Kodak Company.

The Sky Scraper Camera was designed for use in photographing tall buildings, and other subjects where great rise of front and excessive swing back are necessary. Just right for such purposes, the Sky Scraper also is just right for home portraiture work, with large lenses. In addition to the rising front, both vertical and horizontal swings are provided, operating by worm screws. Focusing is done by means of finely adjusted rack and pinion and the back is reversible, thus providing all the convenient adjustments of the up-to-date studio camera.

From An Aristo Platino Print By C. F. Bretzman Indianapolis, Ind.

From An Aristo Platino Print By C. F. Bretzman Indianapolis, Ind.

Its great features for home portraiture work, are its strong and extremely rigid front and extra large lens board, the one for the 8 x 10 size measuring 7 x 7 inches, the 11x14,8x8 inches, ample in every way to accommodate the large, extreme speed portrait lenses. The Sky Scraper is exceedingly compact, as the 8 x 10 measures l6 3/4 x 13 x 7/13 inches and weighs but 11 pounds. The large front permits the fitting of the noiseless Auto Studio Shutter, so that the equipment provides every studio camera convenience together with ordinary view camera portability.

We know of no better investment than one of these instruments, as they are fully capable of taking care of most of the out of the studio requirements.

The Folmer & Schwing Division makes them and your dealer will be very pleased to afford full particulars on request, so you can be prepared when next the bell rings.