Keppler’s Vault 13: The Japanese Photo Industry Part 3

This is the third and final part of a 48 page article about the Japanese Photo Industry which originally appeared as special section of the April 1957 issue of Popular Photography magazine. The second part of this series can be read here. Unlike the first two parts of this Japanese …

Keppler’s Vault 12: The Japanese Photo Industry Part 2

This is the second part of a 48 page article about the Japanese Photo Industry which originally appeared in as special section of the April 1957 issue of Popular Photography magazine.  The first part of this series can be read here. In this section, there are even more fascinating stories …

Keppler’s Vault 11: The Japanese Photo Industry Part 1

I was born in 1978, and for my whole life, Japanese products were always good.  Cameras, televisions, stereos, watches, video game consoles, cars, and a huge number of other consumer products proudly proclaimed to be “Made in Japan”. This wasn’t always so. As recently as the late 1800s, Japan was …