|Orville Anderson and his F2 Banner|
Orville Anderson, born in Decatur, Illinois, bought his first camera, an F2 Banner, at age 16 with the income he earned from his paper route and doing yard work. When he bought it in 1938, he became the fourth owner of this twist film camera. He began taking bridal portraits and soon opened his first studio in 1940. Orville enlisted during WWII and used his photography expertise for the military, taking photos of officers while he was serving in France. He met his lovely wife, Pamela, on a park bench in London.
He retired from taking photos about ten years ago. During his 22 years of service at Wilford Hall at Brook Army Medical Center, he was a photomicrographer and took pictures for the Atlas of Zoo Animal Pathology, and he invented the Anderson Dioframatic Enlarging Meter.