This section is from the "Studio Light Incorporating The Aristo Eagle - The Artura Bulletin 1913" book, by Aristo Motto. Also see Amazon: Studio Light Incorporating The Aristo Eagle - The Artura Bulletin 1913.
It is our privilege to show our readers the work of another prominent Kansas photographer, the illustrations in this number of Studio Light being from the studio of Mr. H. R. Pottenger of Wichita.
Mr. Pottenger is first of all a business man and has worked out a system that has given him great satisfaction in conducting the business of his studio. It has enabled him at all times to know the cost of doing business, the value of the work he delivers to his customers, and the profit which is his on each dozen pictures he delivers at a given price.
With this knowledge, which he believes every photographer should have, there is the incentive to increase the quality - to make better work at better prices, and a definite profit - rather than to increase the quantity of poor work at cut prices, with the disappointment which inevitably follows such methods.
As Mr. Pottenger looks after the finishing end of his business as well as its management, it is natural that he should use Artura exclusively in his portrait work. His motto is "Photographs of the highest quality," and being an expert printer, he is naturally a good judge of what it takes to produce the highest quality in the finished print.
Mr. Pottenger generously attributes much of his success to the work of his operator, Mr. H. W. Robinson, who has been associated with him for seven years. While our reproductions of Mr. Potten-ger's pictures speak for themselves" and give one a good idea of the quality of work that has made his business a success, we regret that our engravings cannot do justice to the excellent quality of the original prints.
From An Artura Iris Print By H. R. Pottenger Wichita, Kans.
Back View of Camera. F & S. Home Por. Trait Camera.
There is nothing more finished in appearance nor complete in its construction and adaptability to home portraiture than the F. & S. Home Portrait Camera.
The camera is most substantially made, selected mahogany and cherry being used throughout, the wood parts being in hard oil finish, the metal parts in polished brass. The adjustments include all those essential to a first-class studio camera, such as a double swing back operated by worm screw and sector, rising and falling front with rack and pinion and binding screw, back focus actuated by rack and pinion with V roller bearings affording easy and accurate movement in focusing, while a binding screw permits the back frame to be locked at any point.
The rectangular leather bellows is the full height of the camera at front and back, allowing the front board to be raised or lowered independently without danger of cutting off light or puckering the bellows. The vertical swing is pivoted below center to give extreme movement to the top of swing back frame, the reversible back taking the regular Sterling Plate or Cut Film Holder. The leather handle is attached to the frame supporting the swing hack, which permits of the camera being carried about the home or studio with ease. The seven-inch lens board is large enough for high speed lenses, also taking the No. 0 Auto Studio Shutter, which is 7x7 inches outside and permits one to interchange lenses on 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 lens boards without disturbing the shutter.
Front View of Camera.
Adapters may be had to take 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 or 5 x 7 Graphic Plate or Cut Film Holders.
SPECIFICATIONS - 8 x 10
Focal capacity ....
15 x 8 x 18
10 1/2 pounds
Lens board ....
Camera without lens, including carrying case and one plate holder
Extra 8 x 10 Sterling Plate Holders, each.....
Extra 8 x10 Sterling Cut Film Holders each.......
Extra6 1/2 x8 1/2 Graphic Plate Holder adapter........
Extras x 7 Graphic plate Holder
Extra 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 Graphic Plate or Cut
Film Holders, each......
Extra 5x7 Graphic Plate or Cut
Film Holders, each........
Extra Lens Boards, each ....
No. 0 Auto Studio Shutter, 5 1/2 x 5 1/2
B. & L.-Zeiss Tessar I c. No. 18, f 4.5
Cooke Portrait Lens, Series II, No.
Home Portrait Camera Closed.
Children are interesting in each stage of their development.
Let pictures keep them as they are to-day - pictures full of unconscious, unaffected grace, and the individuality of the child.
Calgary, Alberta...........July 8, 9, 10
Grand Forks, N. D...........July 15, 16, 17
St. Paul, Minn........... August 12, 13, 14
Des Moines, Iowa......... August 19, 20, 21
Milwaukee, Wis.......... August 26, 27, 28
Syracuse, N. Y........... September 2, 3, 4
Port. No. 16, Price 30 cents.
Port. No. 10, Price 30 cents.