Welcome to THE argus WORLD ARGOSY , a project by and for the members of the Argus Camera Collectors Group , through which we are passing a single Argus C-3 camera from person to person across North America and then around the world!
Each photographer will shoot a roll or two of film in this camera and then pass it on to the next photographerr on the list. He or she will then upload three of his or her photographs and some comments on each image along with either a photograph of himself or herself with the camera, or a photograph of the camera at a local landmark.
All images will be displayed on the Internet and linked to this web site. When the project is eventually completed we shall vote on our favorite photographs. The photographer of the top-rated photograph will win the World C-3 for keeps. Second place will receive an ACG cap and t-shirt donated by Doug Wilcox , proprietor of Dyno-Tees in Martinsville VA. Third prize is an Argus 75 camera donated by James M. Surprenant. Fourth place will receive a copy of the 1947 book, 1001 Ways to Improve Your Photographs which was donated by ACG Member Karl Sadler. Donations will continue to be accepted for other runner-up prizes.
to The Silver Nitrate Queen, aka Marcy Merrill, for hosting the individual
image sites going forward. Be sure to check out her website
and stop by her Junk Store Camera pages...she's a real inspiration, and a
really decent photographer to boot!
About the Camera
The Participants & the Route
|CLICK ON PHOTOGRPAHER'S NAME TO SEE PHOTOGRAPHS!|
|1||Doug Gould||Dartmouth||Nova Scotia|
|7||J Ed Baker||Rochester||NY|
|9||Allan Wafkowski||Pompton Lakes||NJ|
|10||Martin B. Reinbold||New Castle||DE|
|11||Alexander Rawles||Virginia Beach||VA|
|16||Jose E. Soler-Ochoa||Arecibo||PR|
|24||Mark O'Brien||Ann Arbor||MI|
|X||Richard Hilliger||Park Forest||IL|
|29||Ed Kowalski||High Ridge||MO|
|30||Bill Morgan||Kansas City||KS|
|32||Michael Huck||Corpus Christi||TX|
|35||Curtis Barrow||Great Falls||MT|
|36||Kirsten Barrow||Great Falls||MT|
|37||Dave Harris & Igor||Las Vegas||NV|
|41||Richard Heather||Los Osos||CA|
|42||David Silver||San Francisco||CA|
|43||Brad Barnes||Redwood City||CA|
|47||Ken Anderson||Melbourne, Victoria||Australia|
|49||Daniel Gouaze||Marseille Cedex||France|
|50||Frik De Klerk||Rooihuiskraal||S. Africa|
After initially being serviced and returned to factory fresh specs by ACG member, Jaye Wass in Burbank, California, the World Argus C-3 is now working its way east to west accross North America making stops all accross the United States.
After its North American journey, the camera will head overseas and visit Australia, the Netherlands, France and South Africa, thus truly earning it's name, The World Argus..
The World Argus is scheduled to pass through the hands of fifty Argus-enthusiasts
as it makes its trek around the world. The project was started in the
fall of 2002 and is expected to run over two years.