Science: PhotoReflex

Harvard and Yale students and local "townies" had fun last year photographing themselves in a new device called the PhotoReflex. Last week the same fun reached a wider public. The device was shown and operated in G. Fox & Co.'s department store in Hartford, Conn., and at Wanamaker's in Manhattan.

The device consists essentially of a fast camera hidden behind a mirror. The mirror contains a hole. After the subject has leisurely arranged his pose, clothes and face the way he wants to have them (reflecting mirrors help him pose for profile and...

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