During our somewhat vigil, my sister had found a family album that had a cut- out panorama dad did during the war that I have restored. I also noticed a program where he had seen The Django Reinhardt Quintette while in Paris. Our folks really had a full life…….. All these photographs taken by dad were sent to my mom during the war before he returned home to marry her.
All of dads photos were taken with this camera that we had for years and has been my only camera ever stolen back in the 70′s. Dad was good friends of a photo studio while in Paris, the woman to his left was the studio owners wife (love her hair style!).
Lumiere ELJY Subminiature Camera, 1930′s
The Lumiere ELJY Subminiature Camera was a French camera developed by Auguste and Louis Lumière. This was really a marvel for it’s time period. It was a high end spy camera. The lens extends out from the camera and locks in place. The view finder pops up. The shutter, which is located in the lens barrel, makes it possible to have speeds: 1/10, 1/25, 1/50, 1/100. . The Lypar f3.5 lens has a variable focus of 0.5m to infinity (20 inches on the imperial version). It measured a mere 24×36 mm.
I found this wonderful photo of this camera at this site (BIG Thanks) :