It seemed like Old Home Week., getting back to a National Convention after having had to forego the pleasure for a couple of years, and judging by the expressions of those who attended the Cedar Point convention, most of them felt the same way. There is no denying it was a good convention, and that everyone had a good time. The photographer who did not also take home a few good ideas has only himself to blame. They were there, in the exhibits, in the lectures, and in the demonstrations.

It was a good convention, and the arrangement was a very convenient one. The Main Hall and Exhibition Hall were connected with the hotel in such a way that had the weather been anything but ideal it would have caused no inconvenience. The Demonstration Hall was on the second floor and was of ample size. The picture exhibit was beneath this and was exceptionally well lighted. Connected with this by a passageway was the Main Hall, a portion of which was used for the business meetings, the balance being occupied by the manufacturers and dealers. The Eastman Exhibit was at the left of the main entrance, and while the space was limited, an excellent showing of Artura prints and Portrait Film negatives was made. The Artura contact prints were shown in large albums, while the Carbon Black enlargements were in folders. Portrait Film negatives and prints from same were shown in special folders, and those who had not yet taken up the use of film had ample opportunity, not only to see film results but to have the opinions of numbers of photographers who are using films, and to see them used by a majority of those photographers who were on the program for demonstrations.

Eastman Portrait Film Negative, Artura Print By C. L. Lewis Studios Toledo, Ohio.

Eastman Portrait Film Negative, Artura Print By C. L. Lewis Studios Toledo, Ohio.

A Dry Mounting Press was installed in the Eastman exhibit, with a demonstrator in charge to show its working. There have been many inquiries regarding the method we use in mounting prints for our various exhibits, and the demonstrator was kept busy explaining the principle of dry mounting and demonstrating its many advantages.

There was also an expert accountant from our Auditing Department to help those who had problems of bookkeeping or business system to solve and who might wish advice.

The usual number of demonstrators was on hand, and, as film was the big thing - the most talked about thing of the convention, those who had not yet broken away from plates were most interested in the film exhibit and the equipment shown for handling Portrait Film in the studio. There was no need of talking film to film users. They did most of the talking themselves, and there were none of them who were not enthusiastic. You heard them on every side, comparing notes, eager to take advice or give it, and always with a good word for film and film results.

The demonstrations were good, the lectures were good, the picture exhibits were good, and special interest centered in the group of remarkably fine complimentary exhibits by Goldensky, MacDonald, Hoyt, Clark and Hutchinson.

Everyone enjoyed the bathing all week long, the Grand Ball on Tuesday evening was a decided success, the novelties distributed to the dancers making the great ball room a mass of brilliant color. The motion pictures of the war, shown on the beach with the lecture by Capt. Ed. Cooper, while not on the program as an outdoor attraction, proved none the less enjoyable, and the Banquet topped off the week, as a good banquet should. There was plenty to eat, plenty of noise, and everything indicated that those present were thoroughly enjoying themselves.

The retiring board may well be proud of the success of the first post-war convention. The officers elected for the coming year were:

Chas. L. Lewis, Toledo, Ohio, President; Howard D. Beach, Buffalo, N. Y., 1st Vice-President; G. L. Hostetler, Des Moines, Iowa, 2nd Vice-President; Mamie Gerhard, St. Louis, Mo., 3rd Vice-President; A. H. Diehl,Sewickley, Pa., Treasurer, the Secretary to be appointed and the next place of meeting to be selected by the board.

Eastman Portrait Film Negative, Artura Print By C. L. Lewis Studios Toledo, Ohio.

Eastman Portrait Film Negative, Artura Print By C. L. Lewis Studios Toledo, Ohio.