Breitner’s Box Camera


① memo 20180518 ~ Breitner’s Box Camera ~ Paint-splattered box camera used by the Dutch painter and photographer George Breitner. Filmed at ‘Photography’ exhibition April 2010, The Hague Museum of Photography. Holland.
This Guy’s Edison-Camera is from around 1900 and in the special collection of Leiden University.

Tony


① memo 20180516 ~ Tony ~ Today I learned about Tony Edelstein, when I started reading again in the autobiography ‘Cello met één snaar’ (Cello with one string) of the well known dutch comedian , stage artist, Abraham Bueno de Mesquita – whose comic talents saved his life. Bueno’s ability to even play a one string cello combined with his mimical talents saved him from deportation from the Dossin Barracks (Kazerne Dossin) in Mechelen, Belgium , when the camp commander was looking for musicians. He remained imprisoned for 2 years , working in Kazerne Dossin. His wife Tony , however , was deported right away but escaped from that 20th death train (Transport XX) to Auschwitz – together with her twin sister Adela – near St. Truiden , where she survived the war working for a local general practitioner. Later today , after more research , I recognized Tony (3rd row last portrait on the right) and Adela (2nd row from top , 2nd portrait counting from right to left) on the billboards with passport photos (from the State Archives, Brussels) of the people that escaped from Transport XX – filmed last month following the commemoration of the attack on Transport XX in Boortmeerbeek , Belgium.

Mill #1


① memo 20180515 ~ Mill #1 ~ First polder mill (lowest mill – dutch ‘ondermolen’) of the quartet of windmills working to keep the polders dry around Aarlanderveen (Alphen) in the Green Heart of Holland – Filmed using an Ambeo (Sennheiser – Apogee) headset for binaural sound and the iPhone X , last saturday on the dutch national mill day.