Despite the threat of rain this morning, I went to the Daylesford Market, as I often do on Sundays. It was much quieter than usual, with fewer stalls and people – I guess because it is Father’s Day and folk were indulging their Fathers for breakfast in bed or somewhere special.
This is the what I found, and just had to bring home. Isn’t it lovely?
It is a Brownie No 2 Folding Autographic camera from about 1916, when it cost $10.13, with an additional $1.25 for the leather case. This sort of camera was made by Kodak between 1916 and 1926 when production ceased, and newer models were developed. I even managed to find a contemporary advertisment for them – on an eBay listing where the ad was for sale.
I plan to use it as a photo prop in future photography, creating images such as this one.
They say that three of anything makes a collection……..I now have two vintage cameras………and on the look-out for more?? Maybe.