Carl Ethan Akeley
Camera tripods; Motion pictures; Inventions
Akeley Tripod, close-up of adjustment mechanisms. “This shows the unique locking arrangement of the legs of the Akeley tripod.” [Noted on photo MPE-003-03 on verso by Carl Louis Gregory.] Distributed by Akeley’s Camera Company, New York, circa 1919. Carl Ethan Akeley (1864-1926) was a taxidermist, sculptor, biologist, conservationist, inventor and nature photographer, noted for his contributions to American museums. One of his inventions was a highly mobile motion picture camera for capturing wildlife, which he had manufactured and patented in 1915.
BW photograph; 9.25” x 7.5” [sepia] semi-gloss
Jonathan Silent Film Collection