Looking Back From The Old Days

I found this old view camera in one of the shops in the Fort Worth Stockyards.  It no longer functions.  The bellows was cracked and leaking light, the tube and bulb were missing.
It was no more than a prop but at one time it must have been a hard working pro.  I can't help but wonder how many portraits it must have captured over the years and how it
came to spend its remaining years in disrepair and covered in dust.