Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Vintage Kodak BROWNIE HAWKEYE Camera, Flash, FlashGuard

Vintage Kodak BROWNIE HAWKEYE Camera, Flash, FlashGuard - eBay (item 310097336629 end time Nov-08-08 20:55:00 PST)

This vintage Kodak Brownie Hawkeye camera comes complete with flash attachment and protective cover. The front is marked, "Kodak Brownie Hawkeye Camera Flash Model."

The label on the flash hood says, "Kodalite Flasholder. Made in Rochester, N.Y., U.S.A. by Eastman Kodak Company. Use fresh "C" size photoflash batteries or Kodak B-C flashpack. Kodak 2-Way Flash-Guard recommended." The label gives suggested settings for using either Kodak film or Verichrome, Plus-X, Super XX Kodacolor, Type A.

The protective cover has a fabric label inside marked, "Kodak 2-Way Flash Guard, Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, N.Y. Made in U.S.A. TM Reg. U.S. Pat. Off."

Someone took good care of it. A detailed cleaning would help. There's dust inside the two surprisingly clear and bright viewfinder windows. The carry strap is tough, flexible black plastic or nylon. The protective cover is clear on the front and matte sides and back, still very flexible and soft. The shutter clicks nice and fast.

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THE ILLUSTRATOR, 5 Vintage Art Instructor Schools Mags!

THE ILLUSTRATOR, 5 Vintage Art Instructor Schools Mags! - eBay (item 310097559806 end time Nov-08-08 18:55:00 PST)

These five issues of The Illustrator were published quarterly by Art Instruction Schools of Minneapolis, Minnesota. They were mailed to the subscriber, my artist husband Joe Wehrle, Jr. in the sixties and seventies. He particularly liked the column by grumpy, opinionated Taubes in four issues.

The issues and contents are:
  • Summer 1964, Vol 50, No 2, 16 pages, cover by Charles Murphy
    • Staff News
    • Fifty Golden Candles
    • Sketching is Fun by Don Jardine
    • Wisdom: then and now
    • Art Talent Available
    • Latham Contest Winners

  • Fall 1966, Vol 52, No 4, 32 pages, cover by Roy Kerswill
    • Mountain Artist: Roy Kerswill by Jeri Engh
    • A Wildlife Calendar by Les Kouba
    • Stay in School Poster Contest Winners
    • Ask Taubes
    • Beginners Competition Winners
    • Art Talent Available
    • Student Mailbag
    • The Importance of Doing What You Want to Do by George Sher
    • 1967 Dinnerware Pattern Contest Announcement
    • Trumpets for Teachers by Heidi Marie Querengesser
    • Book Reviews

  • Fall 1970, Vol 57, No 4, 32 pages, cover "The Poet" oil painting by Frederic Taubes
    • Taubes on Taubes (Reluctantly) by Frederic Taubes
    • Pebble People by Elaine N. Place
    • Student Mailbag
    • A Cartoon a Day by James H. Malone
    • Earning While Learning by Be Be Redmond
    • Ask Taubes
    • Trumpets for Teachers by Abraham Lincoln
    • Beginner's Competition Winners, August 1970
    • Art Talent Available
    • Stay in School Poster Contests Winners
    • Book Reviews

  • Spring 1971, Vol 58, No 2, 32 pages, cover by Walter Swanson
    • I Wanted to Free-lance by Ken Carlson
    • Beauty in Simplicity: The Art of Walter Swanson by Fred White
    • 1971 Annual Competition Announcement
    • Sculpture in Bronze by Merle Olson
    • Student Mailbag
    • Art Talent Available
    • Ask Taubes by Frederic Taubes
    • Beginners Competition Winners, February 1971
    • Book Reviews

  • Winter 1971, Vol 58, No 1, 32 pages, cover by Jim Killen
    • The Art of Embossing by Ronald Raymer
    • Trumpets for Teachers by Allen Shellnut
    • 1970 Annual Competition Winners
    • Ask Taubes
    • Student Mailbag
    • Art Talent Available
    • Book Review
These issues show some gorgeous art. The Art Competitions show art by students--a splendid variety with a high level of skill. Art Talent Available showcases the art of accomplished students seeking work. Trumpets for Teachers share favorite stories from art teachers on their experiences.

Sample Q and A from Taubes:
Q. Not long ago I listened to a lecture by a well known art critic who drew a parallel between the French painter David and Mondrian, without elaborating on it. Could you do it for me?
A. The only parallel I can think of is that the first was a good neo-classicistic hack and the second an inept tile setter. And what of the art critic? As usual, when looking at pictures he keeps his eyes tightly closed, while dreaming up some horrendous abracadabra.

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