PHOTO BY: UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER
In 1900 the Chicago & Alton
Railroad Train co. , commissioned Lawrence with the manufacture of
the largest camera ever made and
the largest photo ever shot in order to promote a new train. The
whole attempt costed 5.000 $, a really extreme sum for that period,
since it was equivalent to the construction cost of a huge house.
The enormous print was hosted in the international salon of Paris
and attracted great interest. The promotional campaign costed significantly
less than it would have costed if the actual train had been sent.
The attempt had such a response that a Paris representative was sent
to verify that the camera was actually ever made.
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