Cameras at the Beach


Vintage snapshot of a 1920s family in the surf, with the man holding a period box camera

Circa 1920s family ready to capture just about any moment

Beach woman holding fold-out camera, circa 1910

Camera woman, circa 1910

Vintage snapshot of 1920s group at the beach, including camera

Circa 1920s group + camera (at right; click to enlarge)

I will be posting much more regularly from now on, beginning with what you might call an ode to the coming summer. Please see vintage-snapshots for another great beach shot added today.

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Dueling Cameras


Woman and man take photographs of each other in 1920s vintage snapshot

The Kodak Brownie in use, circa 1920s

This 1920s snapshot provides a charming look at what are likely Kodak Brownies – possibly, at least in the case of the woman, a 1920s No. 3, Model B, as from what one can make out in the close-up it looks an awful lot like that model – including the trigger guard, which according to this very informative site was added to the Model B from 1920. The No. 3 was produced from 1908 to 1934, and estimates are that somewhere above one million were made.

Detail of what is likely a Kodak No.3, Model B camera in use, circa 1920s

Ready to shoot

Kodak No. 3, Model B, circa 1920s

Kodak No. 3, Model B, circa 1920s (photo: digicamhistory.com)