Category Archives: Tools + Arcana

The ICI has a collection of obsolete tools including stereoscopes, analog photo and film cameras; a Victor I-I (c. 1925) phonograph and a number of diverse 78 records to play on the player; a filmstrip projector (c. 1965) and a diverse group of filmstrips, glass slides, a 16-mm and a few super-8 and 8 projectors and a number of personal and commercial super-8 and 8 films; and many other strange and arcane devices like a postcard projector.

ICI Method: Copying

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In art schools near and far, it is still a tradition for young artists to copy the masterworks of art history in oils on canvas.  The comparable tradition has, for the most part, died out in the training grounds of literature, … Continue reading

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EPHEMERA KABINETT: The Miner’s Paloma

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ACCESSION #: ICI-22303 TITLE: “Back Story” by Ryan Tracy and Michael Picón DESCRIPTION: A poster that uses a ‘hole’ graphic to represent the harrowing plight of the 33 Chilean miners (2010) as they wait for rescue. ICI History: Used for … Continue reading

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Visual Technology – Fragmentary Slide Viewing Device

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Information Unknown Accession Number: 01934 Accession Date: 07-05-2012

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Visual Technology – Instant Movie Projector

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Title: Super Technicolor 810 Details: Technicolor, USA Collection: Visual Technology Tools Accession #: ICI-22047 Accession Date: 06-19-2012  

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Visual Technology – Instant Movie Projector

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Title: Super Technicolor 810 Technicolor, USA Accession #: 22048 Accession Date: 06-19-2012

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Visual Technology Tool – Portable Flash Unit

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Title: Hapotron II Photo Porst, Germany Description: portable flash unit Accession #: 22032 Accession Date: 06-19-2012

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Visual Technology Tool – Photographic Camera

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Title: Ikonta 521 Zeiss-Ikon, Germany Description: Medium format camera and case. Accession #: 22035 Accession Date: 06-19-2012                      

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Audio Technology Tool – Phonograph (talking machine)

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                Title: Victor I-I Phonograh c. 1925 Description: hand cranked phonograph for 78 gramophone records Accession #:  22059

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Visual Technology Tool – Panoram Soundie

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                            Title: Panoram Soundie Mills Novelty Company Accession #: 22060 Accession Date: 08-06-2009 De-Accession Date: 08-2014 (we had to sell it to make room for other projects)

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Visual Technology Tool – Box Camera

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                Title: Shur-shot Ansco Description: Medium format pinhole camera Accession #: 22040 Accession Date: 08-06-2009

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