This section is from the "Studio Light Incorporating The Aristo Eagle - The Artura Bulletin 1912" book, by Aristo Motto. Also see Amazon: Studio Light Incorporating The Aristo Eagle - The Artura Bulletin 1912.
In making several negatives with the idea of joining the prints together and making a panoramic picture, the most important thing to remember is that the optical center of the lens should be directly over the center of the tripod. If the lens projects several inches beyond the center of the tripod, it is moved several inches each time a new negative is made, and if there are straight lines in the object to be photographed, they will not match perfectly in the prints from the several plates. If the center of the lens (the diaphragm) is directly over the center of the tripod, the lens merely turns like the hub of a wheel, the greatest movement being at the back of the camera, which is the greatest distance from the lens and moves like the end of a spoke in a wheel.
With the lens centered in this way, there will be no trouble in matching your prints. The Century View Camera No. 2 and the Empire State View Camera No. 2 will both allow of the camera bed being moved back to a point where the lens may be centered over the tripod.
Time was when pictures were a luxury for the favored few-modern photography has changed conditions.
Our children are growing up. but we can keep them as they are - can follow them through school - can always be with them and have them with us in pictures.
We have new and attractive styles in school pictures.
Buffalo. N. Y...........October 1, 2, 3
Syracuse, N. Y..........October 8, 9, 10
Baltimore, Md...........October 15, 16, 17
Norfolk, Ya...........October 22, 23, 24
Charlotte, N. C..........October 29, 30, 31
Nashville, Tenn..........November 5, 6, 7
Louisville, Ky. ........November 12, 13, 14
From An Artura Iris Print By Edwin Rogers Seattle, Wash.