The Kodak Advertising Competition for 1910 closes Oct. 1st, and to those who have not finished the picture or pictures they intend to send in for competition, we issue this last call as a reminder that the time is limited.

It is also possible for those who have intended to make something - but have not as yet started - to send for particulars and finish in time for entry, but in this case there is no time to be lost.

Remember that in addition to the prize winning photographs we also purchase many others which we can use for advertising purposes, so that while there are several prizes in each class affording each contestant numerous opportunities of winning, these opportunities are increased by our frequent purchase of pictures of merit which fail to win prizes.

Oct. 1st ends the contest for 1910 and a glance at the calendar will convince you that we are right in advising you to start work at once.

We wanted to give out the official announcement of the judges for our Kodak Advertising competition last month, but having decided on a galaxy of presidents we were forced to wait until we could find them.

Ex-president Frank R. Barrows of the P. A. of A. was located and will act. The other man we were after was President-elect Geo. W. Harris, and we finally located him and obtained his consent to serve. Both Mr. Barrows and Mr. Harris are photographers of national repute and more than ordinarily familiar with both the technical and artistic sides of photography, and their selection as judges cannot help but win the approval of the contestants.

Ex-President Barrows has endeared himself to the profession by his broad minded fairness, and his quiet but firm insistence on the square deal in whatever he has undertaken, and has been most ably seconded by President Harris.

President Harris has been close enough to two administrations to become a close student of presidential methods, and it will be interesting to note whether he depends, in his work for the P. A. of A., on the big stick or the broad and genial smile.

His next task, however, is judging those Kodak advertising pictures, and as he is as clever an advertiser as he is photographer it will be interesting to watch his work. Barrows will be on hand as peace maker, and as he has had a long experience working shoulder to shoulder with Harris there will be some interesting arguments if they should chance to disagree with the advertising men on the jury: Mr. Geo.

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FROM AN ARTURA IRIS PRINT Demonstration Negative Eastman School St. Joseph, Missouri

H. Hazen of the Century Magazine, Mr. Robert Frothingham of Everybody's and the Butter-ick publications, and Mr. Walter R. Hine of Frank Seaman, Inc. These latter gentlemen, by the way, also have titles galore in the way of President, Ex-president, Vice-president, General Manager, etc., but what is important to the competitors is, they know good advertising when they see it. Get in your entries, and may the best ones win.


This device ends all trouble in mask cutting. It cuts true and clean - is quickly and easily adjusted and will cut rectilinear openings in the mask up to 10 x 12 inches.

The cutter has two cutting edges at right angles as shown in Fig. 1. Each cutting edge is marked in fractions from 1 to 12

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Figure 1

and the size of the mask opening is regulated by sliding gauges which can be instantly set at the desired size. For example, you wish to cut a 6 x 8 mask, you set one gauge at 6 and one at 8, or if you wish a square opening 8 x 8 you set the gauge on each cutting edge at 8. For a Paris Panel opening you set one gauge at 5/4 and the other at 7¾. Nothing complicated or hard to understand about the operation.

After the gauges are set for the size wanted take the piece of paper to be used for the mask and fold it one way and then the other as indicated by the dotted lines in Fig. 2.

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Figure 2

The folded edges are then placed against the gauges - the cutting die is brought down as shown in Fig. 3 and the mask is cut.

An automatic clamping device comes down in advance of the cutting die and holds the paper firmly in position. The cutting die and clamp are then raised by simply lifting the handle - the paper is removed and when unfolded you have an opening the size indicated by the gauges. Not only an opening of the size desired but a perfectly true opening with clean cut corners.

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Figure 3

With the Eastman Mask Cutter it is no task to cut an accurate mask for any negative or set of masks for double printing. No more wasted time trying to cut true masks with a knife - no excuse for using untrue masks with bad corners.

The cutter can be fastened to a table or bench if desired or may be used without fastening as the weight of the bed is sufficient to keep it in place during use. It is well made throughout and with ordinary care will last a life-time. No delicate adjustments to regulate or to get out of order.

Every studio should have one as they are a necessity for all who mask their negatives. Your dealer will send one up to your place and you will find it a great saver of time and temper. The price is ten dollars and in saving of time alone it will pay for itself in a short while. Printed instructions accompany each cutter.