THE BROWNIE DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1900

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The Eastman Kodak Brownie a long-running popular series of simple and
inexpensive cameras. The camera was first introduced on February 1, 1900.It
was a basic cardboard box camera with a simple optical lens that took 21/4-inch
square pictures on 117 roll film. The Brownie was a camera anyone could own
and use with its simple controls and initial price tag of $1. The camera was
named after the popular cartoons created by Palmer Cox.

browniead

brownie ad 

Brownie camera box

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,CLASSIC ADS,DEBUT,HISTORY,MAGAZINES,Photography and have Comment (1)

One Response to “THE BROWNIE DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1900”

  1. Barby says:

    This is really interesting….many a youngster started out with their ‘brownie’ and today have the LOVE of photography because of it!!…sad though, that KODAK is having financial challenges because of the DIGITAL age we live in. Thanks for the post!

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