Kodak Brownie

Thursday 31st March 2016, 2.40pm (day 1,680)

Kodak Brownie, 31/3/16

The original Kodak Brownie camera dates from the early 20th century and was the first model of camera to really achieve mass market penetration. It popularised the notion of the ‘snapshot’, the idea that not all photography had to be high art, that it could reflect everyday life (‘get that Kodak moment’). I happened to find this model B Brownie in our house today during the 2016 Easter Spring Clean. It isn’t worth anything — millions of these were produced — but it’s nice that somehow it’s still around, sitting happily on a shelf somewhere, being preserved.

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One thought on “Kodak Brownie

  1. Lisa says:

    what an amazing thing to find! Old cameras are memories of another life and very ornamental 🙂

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