My great-grandmother had a closet full of cameras. Examining them was a walk through time, she was born in 1898, and the closet was a history lesson in the progression of the personal camera. She also subscribed to a spiral bound periodical called U.S. Camera that was a collection of juried photographs put out yearly. I loved looking through them because every year has its own sensibility that tells a story about what people were thinking about at the time. Somehow I ended up with the volume from 1937, one of the volumes that I found particularly interesting. In the introduction they talk about how in the first 50 years, 1839-1889,”every phase of photography was anticipated, if not mastered. Color processes, miniature cameras, enlargements to twelve diameters or more, successive…