Yesterday the Chairman of the Kapiti Museum, Mark Holland, invited us to look at the new installation above which displays some 19 cameras used during the 20th century. The most interesting of them is arguably the Thornton-Pickard “Ruby” folding field camera made between circa 1890 to 1907. The 5″ x 4″ (12.7 x 10.2 cm) negatives made for some high resolution photos and provide good detail today for historians.

For those who haven’t been to it, the museum has a lot of interesting items, many of general interest, not just to Kapiti and Waikanae people; we’ll mention some more in the coming week or two.

It is open 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday — website. Volunteers are welcome.