The above date should be a memorable one - should go down in photographic history as a day when photographers from all over the country gave a day of their labor to an endowment of human kindness - to the alleviation of human suffering, in honor of one whose entire life was devoted to kindly acts.

Mr. E. B. Core, Sec'y-Treas. of the Cramer Memorial, has a long list of photographers who have pledged a check for a sum equal to the orders booked in their studios on May 20th, Papa Cramer's birthday. The money will be used to endow a hospital room known as the Cramer Memorial Room. Photographers who are needy will be cared for first, to be sure, but it will never be allowed to stand idle. That would not be typical of the man to whom you are asked to do honor.

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By N. Brock Asheville, N. C.

There must be sufficient funds to make the endowment permanent, or it would fail its purpose. Many more pledges must be received before success is assured, and your unselfish support is needed.

The plan of giving should appeal to you. One day's studio receipts, regardless of whether the sum be $10.00 or $100.00. It is typical of our splendid American way of doing things. And everyone who gives can feel he has contributed to a worthy cause, as generously, as unselfishly and as nearly in proportion to his means as every other photographer, great or small. Mail your pledge to-day.

E. B. Core, Sec'y-Treas., Gustav Cramer Memorial Committee, 74 Landscape Ave.,

Yonkers, N. Y.

I agree to send, at the close of business on May 20th, 1915, a check for a sum equal to the gross amount of the orders received in my studio during that day, as my contribution to the Gustav Cramer Memorial Fund.


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The photographers in the service of the United States Government at Washington, assembled on the evening of April 10th, in answer to the call of Dr. Thos. W. Smilley of the Smithsonian Institute, and Prof. L.W. Beeson of the Department of Agriculture.

The meeting was the result of a growing desire to perfect an organization of photographers in the Government service. Such an organization could speak with authority and give proper consideration to matters of importance to the profession.

It is not to be the purpose of this Association to further the financial interests of its members, but rather to elevate the profession to the artistic and scientific plane to which it rightfully aspires.

By a well selected and carefully prepared series of lectures, organized research along scientific lines and thorough co-operation with the highest class of investigators in commercial organizations, it is hoped the Association will gain the recognition of which it is deserving.Mr. H. T. Cowling, Chief Photographer, U.S. Reclamation Service, was selected Permanent Chairman, and committees were named to perfect the permanent organization.

The committees hope to conclude preliminary steps and place the Association on a substantial working basis at a very early date. The leading spirits in the movement are to be commended for their high motives, and we hope to learn that much good will come as a result of the organization.