Carl Stormer and his C.P.Stirn camera

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Carl Stormer and his C.P.Stirn camera

Postby diser » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:52 pm

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Some of the modern geophysicists probably know Carl Stormer (1874-1957), he was a Norwegian geophysicist, mathematician, aurora researcher, foreign member of the Royal Society and a corresponding member of the French Academy of Sciences. He was also known as an amateur street photographer. He used a C.P. Stirn Concealed Vest spy camera to make photos of random people on the street.

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He got this camera in 1893, and now there are more than a hundred glass plates known with photos made by this camera. A couple of examples:

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Henrik Ibsen, major 19th-century Norwegian playwright of realistic drama and poet.

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Kristian Birkeland, future teacher and coworker of Carl. You can find this face on the Norwegian 200 krones note.


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Just some random girls walking around the Oslo streets.

Here is the YouTube video with some other shots by Carl.


This is a translation of a Russian language entry in the LiveJournal.

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