Jano While-U-Wait Postcard Camera
The Jano is a camera for portrait photographers working at fairgrounds, seaside resorts, etc. It makes postcard-size (3½x5½ inch) pictures. The photograph is first taken as a negative, on photographic printing paper. This is developed using trays of chemicals inside the camera, the photographer inserting his hand through a sleeve in the rear. The developing space is behind the focal plane, making the camera very large. There is a red-glass panel in the top of the camera, and an observation eyepiece, so the processing is not done blindly. Once the negative has been made, it is mounted in a holder in front of the camera and photographed to make the print, which is itself developed and sold to the customer. The maker claimed the photograph could be ready in five minutes.