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I'm being driven mad by what may be a false memory.
I'm sure I can remember reading about a photographer who advocated a concave mirror based camera for portraits. I think this was in the period pre petzval or about that time. Were they produced commercially?
Can anyone remember a name or point me in the direction of something on the web. Searching for all the obvious words is getting me way too many false hits!
Do you mean the Walcott camera?
Do a search for Beard and Walcott.
That's Alexander S. Wolcott.
Yes! Wolcott camera!
I didn't know it had a claim to being the first photographic portrait camera though