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The Cameras of our Dreams

21 Dec 2020 11:50AM   Views : 406 Unique : 316

These were the dreams of many, I'm quite sure. Ordinary cameras that we might have dreamt of owning in the early 20th century up to maybe even the 1950s in some cases. Wages were not high and disposable income was minimal, so serious cameras would have been the purview of professional people, such as doctors, dentists, chemists, clergy and also no doubt business owners. The rest of us would have to settle for box cameras, maybe simple 35mm cameras and would be very lucky indeed to have a version with anything but the most basic lens and shutter. Things did get better though and disposable incomes increased, as did the ability to obtain credit.

Here's a selection of those old dreams, perhaps on Christmas Lists Past.

Reflex Korelle I

Minolta Auto Semi

Minolta Hi-Matic

Kodak 3A Folding Pocket

No 1A Ansco Junior

Kodak No 2 Folding Pocket Brownie

Kodak 620 Brownie Junior Super

No 1 Pocket Kodak

Kodak Vest Pocket Autographic (Canadian)

Ica Sirene

Kodak Vest Pocket Autographic (USA)

Zenit 3

Taron Eyemax

Beauty 35

Kodak Retinette 1B

Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta III

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