As previously announced, the Executive Committee of the P. A. of A., at a recent meeting in Philadelphia, decided to hold the National Convention in Philadelphia, from July 22nd to 27th inclusive, in Horticultural Hall, with the Hotel Walton as headquarters during the convention.

Horticultural Hall is probably the most beautiful hall the Association has ever secured for a convention and the most conveniently arranged and centrally located for convention purposes. It is just across the street from the headquarters and nearby the various railroad terminals.

Mr. Larimer is particularly well suited to fill the office of President of the National Association, having had much experience in convention work, and has already made several decided steps toward making the National Convention of 1912 of greater educational value to the photographer. It will be better and broader in its scope than ever before.

One of the most interesting features of the 1912 Convention will be an exhibit of pictures from almost every part of the globe, and the Executive Committee is to be complimented for having secured so able a man to get this great exhibit together.

The choice of Mr. C. M. Hayes as Commissioner of Foreign Exhibits is an exceptionally happy one, as Mr. Hayes is particularly well qualified to meet the exacting demands of the office. To give some idea of the scope of his work, we might say he is already in touch with the leading photographers of Europe, Africa, South America, Australia, China, Corea and Japan.

The exhibits of photographers at the National are always very interesting and instructive, and one may readily see the advantages from an educational standpoint to be derived from a worldwide exhibit such as is being collected by Mr. Hayes.

It is the intention of the Association to make a loan of this exhibit to the great Panama Exposition to be held in San Francisco at the time of opening the Panama Canal, and an effort may also be made to secure a place for a permanent exhibit of photographic work in the Congressional Library at Washington.

The foreign exhibit brought to the St. Paul Convention last year by Mr. Duhrkoop, of Berlin, Germany, was unusually interesting and attracted a great deal of attention, and while the exhibit was limited to a few European photographers, whose methods may not be applicable to Ameri-ican conditions, the work was of particular interest to those who have taken up home portraiture, illustrating its many interesting phases and showing in a conclusive way what wonderful possibilities there are for the photographer who makes this one of the branches of his work.

Philadelphia is especially well located for a National Convention, and the decision at last year's meeting to alternate the conventions east and west of a central line running north and south through the center of the photographic population of the United States, should be a cause for materially increasing the attendance.

Photographers in remote parts of either section are assured of having the convention in their section once every two years, and this assurance should bring out a much larger attendance.

To those photographers who make their visit to the National a combination of business and pleasure, the entertainment feature provided for the Philadelphia Convention will be of particular interest.

One day will be devoted to a free excursion to Atlantic City, the greatest seaside resort in the world, where a luncheon will be served and bathing facilities provided without cost to convention members.

There will be many other features of interest to make Philadelphia the most attractive spot in the United States for the photographer during the week of July 22nd.

Something New

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The great success with which this material has been used in our own laboratories has caused us to place the Eastman Laboratory Apron and Sleeve Protector on the market, that the photographer may have the benefit of our experience.

The material is impregnated with a water-proof composition that does not cause the cloth to crack or break, at the same time it is very light and absolutely water-proof, as well as being as nearly impervious to all chemicals as any material we have ever found. The prices are as follows:

Eastman Laboratory Apron

No. 1 . . 40-inch . . $ .75 No. 2 . . 46-inch . . .85

No. 3 . . 52-inch . . 1.00

Eastman Laboratory Sleeve Protectors

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