4x5 inches


The Master was the first motion picture in 16 years to be filmed on 65mm format using Panavision’s System 65 camera. Around 85% of the film was shot in this format, with the rest shot on 35mm. The last full-length motion picture to be shot in 65/70mm was Kenneth Branagh’s 1996 adaptation of William Shakespeare's Hamlet. The decision to shoot in 65mm came from a desire to replicate the look of photos taken by vintage Pressman cameras, which use large-format 4x5-inch film. This also led to the use of the narrower 1.85:1 aspect ratio (65mm has a native aspect ratio of 2.2:1). Director Paul Thomas Anderson initially suggested shooting the film in VistaVision, and test footage was shot in that format, but the shallow-focus effect was not pronounced enough (x).

Major League Baseball All Star-Game, Memorial Stadium
900 East 33rd Street, Baltimore, Maryland
July 8, 1958
Robert F. Kniesche (1906-1976)
4x5 inch acetate negative
Kniesche Collection
Maryland Historical Society
This was the first and only MLB All-Star Game played at Memorial Stadium. The opening pitch was made by then-Vice President Richard Nixon. The American League lineup included Micky Mantle (New York Yankees), Nellie Fox (Chicago White Sox), and Gus Triandos (Baltimore Orioles). National League included Willie Mays (San Francisco Giants), Henry “Hank” Aaron (Milwaukee Braves), and Ernie Banks (Chicago Cubs) among others. More information on the game and lineups available through the Wikipedia page.


Hey, Fanartists! 

It’s time for K-ArtsNet’s next network challenge and this time it’s TINY. Get out your tiny brushes and sharpen your pencils for the Polaroid Challenge.


  • Draw your idol(s) of choice in a polaroid size and format. There are a lot of polaroid sizes but the usual is 4x5 (inches) or 10.2 x 12.7. In the example photo above, the paper is 4x5 with a painting of 2x3 inches. This is only a guideline–feel free to go smaller for more of a challenge or bigger if it is too difficult. 
  • Any traditional medium is acceptable–because you can zoom in and draw small details with digital mediums, it wouldn’t be much of a challenge to draw digitally. Don’t worry if working with traditional mediums isn’t what you usually do! This is for fun! 
  • Anyone, k-artsnet members or not, can participate
  • You have until April 25th to complete the challenge and post it. We will compile all of the entries in a post on the network. 
  • Tag your finished piece with “#k-artsnet challenge”.
  • Most importantly–have fun! 

Marian Anderson and unidentified woman
circa 1954
Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988)
4x5 inch acetate negative
Paul Henderson Photograph Collection
Maryland Historical Society

Today in 1939 Marian Anderson performed on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. Originally she was to perform at Howard University. After realizing that the crowd would be too large, they turned to the Daughters of the American Revolution and requested that she sing at Constitution Hall. They declined, stating their racially segregated “white-only” performer policy. Seventy-five thousand people were in attendance for Anderson’s performance at the memorial.

Take a look at the National Archives Today’s Document tumblr for more about Anderson, including an audio clip of her performance and the letter from Eleanor Roosevelt to the Daughters of the American Revolution resigning in protest of their decision not to let Anderson perform at Constitution Hall.

Unfortunately, as is the case with many of Henderson’s photos, there is no further information associated with the images of Anderson and an unidentified woman.


Duck hunting, sink box series
Patuxent River, Maryland
A. Aubrey Bodine (1906-1970)
4x5 inch glass negative
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
MC8261 G; MC8261 H; MC8261 I; MC8261 L; MC8261 M

New television tower
Television Hill, Baltimore, Maryland
August 3, 1959
Robert F. Kniesche (1906-1976)
4x5 inch acetate negative
Kniesche Collection
Maryland Historical Society

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“Ballet of Confusion” Street Showers
Ann Street, Baltimore, Maryland
Robert F. Kniesche (1906-1976)
4x5 inch acetate negativeKniesche Collection
Maryland Historical Society


Hey, you!
Do you have small items that you’re constantly losing? Medicine, dice, coins, game pieces? Aren’t you tired of constantly having to replace them?
Boy, do I have a solution for you!

Real talk: I got slammed with a $350 fine from my last apartment for not cleaning well enough (I can’t make this shit up) that I can’t contest because I don’t have evidence of what I did. They’re keeping my $150 security deposit, but I still had to pay $200 out of pocket. Which I can’t afford right now. I’m okay, I have food and housing, but I’d like to make that money back, if possible.

Hence, bags!

These bags are between 4x5 and 6x7 inches, all handmade by yours truly. The smaller bags are three dollars and the larger are five. Those pictured in the top are what I currently have for sale (minus one or two), and the bottom two are bags yet to be made. If you would like a bag but don’t see a pattern you like, message me! I have much more fabric in my stock that I would be more than happy to offer. They are available for purchase at my Etsy shop here!

Bonus! If you use the coupon code “TUMBLR” by the end of July, you’ll get one dollar off your purchase! If you’re not interested in a bag but still wanna help out, signal boost this please? ❤️

Railroad scene
Guilford Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland
Robert F. Kniesche (1906-1976)
4x5 inch acetate negative
Kniesche Photograph Collection
Maryland Historical Society

Fluttershy Watercolour piece!

The image of Fluttershy is about 4x5 inches. This image and my other watercolor piece will be sold at my booth at EQLA. Both are original traditional watercolor pieces that will be signed in pencil at the bottom. For this piece, I will most likely do it auction style. Meaning, I will have it up for the whole weekend, and people place a bid on it whenever they come by my table.

The other piece isn’t as pretty, so I’ll just sell it for $25.