What camera equipment did Tombstone photographer C.S. Fly use?

What camera equipment did Tombstone photographer C.S. Fly use?

 

Amber Jones
Abingdon, Maryland

We don’t have much information on his camera equipment. C.S. Fly’s Photo Gallery in Tombstone, Arizona, owns a Rochester Optical camera that belonged to his wife, Mollie. It probably dates to the 1890s, prior to the company being purchased by Eastman Kodak.

It is a good bet that C.S. and Mollie (who took a lot of the indoor photos) were using camera devices made in Rochester, New York, the camera capital of the U.S. (if not the world).

Perhaps one of our astute readers out there can fill us in on the Fly’s favorite cameras.

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