The other day my three-year-old was shooting video of his stuffed animals with his big sister’s iPad, and a wave of nostalgia crashed over me. I suddenly realized my kids will probably never get to experience joy of film photography. They’ll never understand the thrill of loading a fresh roll into the back of a camera. They’ll never feel those mechanical clicks and vibrations of the film advancing to the next frame. And they’ll never know the excitement of getting a stack of pictures back from the developer.
How would I even explain this antique technology to them? I know, I’ll Google it. Hey what do you know, here’s an old manual for the Kodak Brownie Camera (No. 2)…
Are you kidding me with this?
And that’s not all. There are 32 more pages on developing your film.
So kids, are you ready to trade in your iPhones yet? You know, for the price the Brownie really can’t be beat. It was first introduced in 1900 for $1.
Tags: Brownie, Canadian Kodak Co., instruction manual, Kodak, Kodak Brownie Camera No. 2, Rochester history, Rochester NY
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