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Banker turned -- time-lapse photography pioneer? This time-lapse cinematographer, medical researcher and inventor designed and built time-lapse equipment, showcasing his photography techniques in the 1950s film "Dancing Flowers" and the 1956 Walt Disney documentary "Secrets of Life"; as a medical researcher, he explored how human and animal health as well as plant growth could be effected by color temperature; his time-lapse adventures are recorded in his 1958 memoir, "My Ivory Cellar." TLS, 1p, 8½" X 11", Winnetka, IL, 1948 January 26. Addressed to noted Lincoln and Civil War scholar ARNOLD F. GATES (1914-93). Near fine. On "phototronics inc" letterhead, Ott chats with one of the earliest admirers of his work: "I. am glad to hear you found the Popular Mechanics article interesting and like this type of work. I have a number of assistants helping me at the present time, but as our organization is growing rapidly, I anticipate needing additional help before too long. I will be glad to have you give me a little more of your background, particularly concerning photography." Bold full signature. Rather uncommon. Bookseller Inventory # 28251

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MWABA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts accepts VISA, MasterCard and Discover cards. Checks are welcome. Institutions will be accommodated as their procedures require. Shipping is additional and will be quoted at the time an order is placed. Illinois residents will be charged 8.25% sales tax. Every effort has been made to describe each book and any defects accurately. If an item proves unsatisfactory for any reason, it may be returned pursuant to ABEBooks' policy. We would appreciate a courtesy cal...

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