American press cameras used to cover the youngest American History from the bootlegging days to the presidential elections in the sixties, from the Suffragettes in the twenties to the Korean war in the fifties as well as the construction of the skyscrapers at the beginning of the last century. These all American press cameras were build heavy and solid to deal with rough street work and the hard circumstances at the theatres of war in Europe and Asia. Nowadays they are sought by collectors as well as by photographers who still love to work with these awfully good looking and reliable cameras. Enjoy more interesting facts by clicking the camera name on the list.
Neysa McMein (Marjorie Moran ) a liberated woman and an
actively supporter of feminist causes,
walking with flag in a suffrage parade in NY in front of the flat iron building in 1917.
Typical press photo probably taken with one of the all- American Graflex Press Cameras