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Ansco Shur Shot box camera

Identifier: CHC-1975-021
This collection contains a slightly rusted Ascno Shur Shot box camera.


  • circa 1940-1950


Language of Materials

This collection contains materials in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright status of this collection has not been evaluated.


1.25 Linear Feet (1 container)

Biographical / Historical

The GAF Corporation was the successor to the German based AGFA ASNCO and had U.S. headquarters in Binghamton, New York. Through AGFA ANSCO the company also held historic early photographic equipment from the important American camera makers Anthony and Scovill. The ANSCO Shur Shot camera was possibly the most popular of their box cameras, produced about 1948. It was a basic box camera with a vertically stripped aluminum front and used 120 film.
"ANSCO Shur Shot Camera." The National Museum of American History. Accessed November 30, 2017.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was deposited with the Chattanooga History Center on an unknown date by an unknown source. The Chattanooga History Center donated this collection to the Chattanooga Public Library and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on 2017 June 12.

Processing Information

Processing of this collection is complete.
Support for processing this collection was funded, in part, by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Faculty Grants program in 2017.


Ansco Shur Shot box camera
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Repository Details

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