Brownie , a “point and shoot” camera (believe it or not, this is a camera!), was one of the most popular series of cameras made by Kodak; it was introduced in 1900 and its slogan was “You push the button, we do the rest.”.
This camera was extremely affordable, $1 each. and for only 15 cents you could buy a six-exposure film cartridge that could be loaded in daylight. As it was cheap, it allowed the middle-class people to own one and take their own photos. More than two hundred thousand of them were purchased during the first year.
So, now you can see one of the cameras that changed the history of photography, I got one at home and I’ll find out soon if there is still something I can do to make it work. Who knows? Maybe I’ll be able to shoot some photos and post them here as a part of this project.
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