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.