Wednesday, August 4, 2010

VTT - Brownie fun

It is always fun to participate in Vintage Thingie Thursday. With our move, I have not had a lot of time to really show some of my fun finds. But today I thought I would share these cameras that my daughter has collected.



I know she has several more, but these were the only two that I had captured recently.

Please be sure to stop by Coloradolady's blog and visit the other fun Vintage Thingies.

23 comments:

Marydon said...

Oh, how thrilled we were when Mother could afford a Brownie camera ... memories.
Have a lovely summer's eve ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Great post. My Granny had the Brownie Hawkeye. My daughter has it now :)

LV said...

That is an expensive collection, but a good one as well. I recall seeing the Brownie in the last photo.

Postcardy said...

I like the first one because it is a box camera that actually looks like a box and it has a nice design on it too.

Allie said...

Those are very cool - I think I had one like the first one!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

My daughter is a photographer and collects camera's. She has the brownie that belonged to her Great Grandmother. Thanks for sharing, Sherry

Stacey said...

I recently sold a Brownie to a young college girl and she was so excited! How nice to see that there are others who are into cameras as well ...

bj said...

I had a olden Brownie camera that I would give my eye teeth to have now. Where did it go, I wonder?

Thanks for sharing these with us today.

Sarah said...

What fun memories. I well remember the old Brownie cameras.

Linda said...

I love vintage cameras~ they have such a great graphic quality about them and display so nicely!

Miri said...

Wonderful Brownie cameras...I especially like the first plain box one!

viridian said...

I agree, wonderful cameras. thanks for sharing.

daylily (Queenmothermamaw) said...

Oh how wonderful, I had one just like those two. I remember you had to attach a flash bulb holder to have a flash on the brownie. Then there came Polaroid, those pictures do not last long. What great memories your post brings back. I was about 15 when I got that second brownie. Been shooting ever since.
QMM

AshTreeCottage said...

Wonderful cameras! I know that today's cameras take better pics, but I just love the vintage ones!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Those are so much fun! Thank you so much for sharing some of your daughter's wonderful collection with us.

Happy VTT,
Sally

Coloradolady said...

Great cameras.....these are a far cry from the fancy ones today....but these have such character! Have a great VTT!

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

I can remember when the ONLY camera our family OWNED was a black box camera and we NEVER ONCE thought it'd ever be a valuable vintage item!

Funny how that works - - -

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Such charm! Love those old cameras. Do they still work? Can you still buy film for them?

Abby's Garden said...

Oh those cameras are amazing! True Vintage Eye Candy!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Those are very nice. It just jolted my memory of my dad using one similar to those when I was very young. Oh, gosh. I'm getting old!

Pam said...

Great cameras. My dad used to have a Brownie. I wish I still had it.

Anna said...

My dad had photography in his blood from an early age, but he did not keep those cameras - he just wasn't much of a collector. These are real gems. Great post - it makes me wonder just what he was using back then.

Protector of Vintage said...

What neat cameras!!