DON'T MOVE, DON'T BLINK! The world's largest camera was designed by George R. Lawrence, a pioneer photographer-inventor (standing by lens). Lawrence created the 1,400-pound monster (15 men were needed to operate it) after he received an order from the Chicago & Alton railroad for "a perfect contact picture not less than eight feet long" of one of the railroad's new trains. When the mammoth picture was exhibited at the Paris Exposition of 1900, art authorities refused to believe that it was made from one negative.
Model Agneta Fischer wearing pyjamas by Mainbocher; standing in front of an oversized anastigmatic camera with photographer George Hoyningen-Huene visible through the lens. (Photo by?George Hoyningen-Huene/Condé Nast via Getty Images)
GERMANY - JUNE 11: Leica Kamera AG: Workers with outsized model of the camera M6. (Photo by Ulrich Baumgarten via Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 11: Comic postcard by L MacBean, showing a caricatural, rotund, middle aged couple holding a gigantic camera. Published by The Photocrom Co Ltd, London and Tumbridge Wells. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)
England, 1949, A worker operates one of two giant cameras used by the Ordnance Survey at Crabwood for copying large maps (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 25: Daily News photographer Joe Costa (left) shows Mayor LaGuardia the world's largest camera, a phony, during newspaper photographers' exhibit at Radio City (Photo by Pat Candido/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1918: The bigest photographies in the world, on 1918. Shooting with a giant camera, Lawrence system, weighing 634 kilos. Installation of the frames which shelter the sensitive plate. (Photo by Boyer/Roger Viollet/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - AUGUST 06: A snapshot photograph of a Kodak advertising float, taken by an unknown photographer in 1912. Probably made for a carnival parade, this float has a 'Kodak Girl' standing rather precariously on top of a giant folding camera carried on the back of a lorry. A poster on the side of the lorry reads - 'Save your happy memories with a Kodak'. The Kodak Girl in her distinctive striped dress was first used by Kodak Limited for advertising its products in 1910. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)
This lens lovely, Peggy Dolan, illustrates the enormous size of one of the world's largest cameras, as she sits just outside the 135 inch bellows. The modern, all metal picture taking giant measures 25 feet in length, nine feet in height, and eight feet in width, or about the size of a large house trailer. Its 42 inch lens is used to expose a picture on film four feet by four feet, as compared to a 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inch picture taken with a box camera. Built by Robertson Photo-Mechanix, Inc., the camera will be used to photograph all types of original copy, photographs, art work and type set matter for the purpose of making printing plates.
Daily Mirror sports photographer Tony Bernato handles the "Big Bertha," which uses 5x7 sheet film, at the 1951 baseball playoffs.
5/9/1943-Maxwell Field, AL: Auxiliary Ruth E. Potters's new job beats working in a stuffy darkroom back home in San Benito, Texas. Four and a half years' experience in commercial photography qualified her for assignment to the Maxwell Field Base Photo Section. One of a company of WAAC's recently assigned to the field, she's now learning to handle this big G.I. aerial camera. CREDIT LINE (OFFICIAL ARMY AIR FORCES PHOTO-ACME)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 17: Ron Galella (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
3068x2441【以下中文为机器自动翻译而成，仅供参考】女演员Vera Day在Shepperton工作室的比基尼中出演，她在电影“这是一个伟大的日子”，1955年主演。她曾经和摄影师Terry O'Neill结婚。
Actress Vera Day poses in a bikini at Shepperton Studios, where she is starring in the film 'It's a Great Day', 1955. She was at one time married to photographer Terry O'Neill. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
June 1951: A procession of cars with large model cameras on their roofs, advertising a Picture Post photography competition with the slogan 'Post your pictures to Picture Post'. (Photo by George Konig/Keystone Features/Getty Images)
17th October 1969: Jane Savage with a giant camera at the International Audio and Photo-Cine Fairs at the Olympia exhibition in London. (Photo by Davies/Keystone/Getty Images)
3382x3053【以下中文为机器自动翻译而成，仅供参考】英国 - 大约1933年：摄像机的这个巨大的副本赢得了Ecclesfield医院狂欢节在1933年一等奖。
UNITED KINGDOM - CIRCA 1933: This huge copy of a camera won the first prize at the Ecclesfield Hospital carnival in 1933. Photograph. (Photo by Imagno/Getty Images)
1900x2555【以下中文为机器自动翻译而成，仅供参考】德国 - 大约1930年︰坐在一个超大的相机上的小女孩。商业为世界上最便宜的Rollfilm相机。照片。莱比锡。照片，大约在1930年。
GERMANY - CIRCA 1930: Little Girl sitting on an oversized camera. Commercial for the cheapest Rollfilm Camera of the World. Photograph. Leipzig. Photograph, around 1930. (Photo by Imagno/Getty Images)
Portrait of Herman Haas, animal photographer, with his camera that weighs over 25 pounds, early to mid 20th century. (Photo by Visual Studies Workshop/Getty Images)
AUSTRIA - JANUARY 01: Greetings from Gmunden: Girl wearing a hat is standing at a tripod camera. Special picture postcard. Colour Lithography, around 1913. (Photo by Imagno/Getty Images) ['Gruss aus Gmunden': Maedchen mit Hut steht an einer Stativ-Kamera, unter dessen Objektiv ein Leporello mit Ansichten aus Gmunden versteckt ist. Spezialansichtskarte. Farblithographie, um 1913.]
Two workers set up a giant model Erneman camera for the opening of the Kipho Cinema and Photo Exposition in Berlin. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Illustration from La Nature: Revue des sciences et de leurs applications aux arts et a l'industrie, August 31, 1901. (Photo by Stefano Bianchetti/Corbis via Getty Images)