It's Saturday in my world so I am linking to Mockingbird Hill Cottage's "A Favorite Thing." (Boy, these weeks are flying by!) My grandmother, who was a farm wife at the time, bought or was given this camera in about 1919.
It is a Kodak 2-A Premo Folding Camera (nice, zippy name). They were made from 1916-1926 and were sold for eight dollars on average. This is the camera folded up.
I also have the original instruction booklet.
Obviously, Grandma did not take advantage of this free offer-- Kodakery? Kinda funny.
And, believe it or not, I even have the original box with many necessary additions of tape. I had to add some after shooting this too.
Surprisingly, to me anyway, these cameras do not garner much money today. 10-50 dollars is all, but I like its style, design, and history, for obvious reasons. Unfortunately, I don't have any original photos taken with this camera. However, I do have several copies (see Monday's post for one).
So is it me, or is there something kind of weird taking pictures of a 93-year-old camera with a digital camera? Hmm... wonder what Grandma would think?