Day 16: Still on the Camera kick…
Two cameras from two different estate sales.
One is a mini-spy camera, made in the late 1940’s, early 1950’s, during the heat of the Cold War. Came with a leather case that was made in New York (I’m guessing city, not state). Custom made? Who knows. This camera would be very discreet, I’m sure!
The Polaroid, not so much. This is the 250 Automatic Land Camera, which was made between 1967 – 1969. This came from the estate of a retired military photographer who was assigned to the Nuremberg Trials.
Cannot tell you how thrilled I was to see the same Polaroid that I have sitting at a cafe table on the cover of Patti Smith’s new memoir: M Train! She actually uses her camera(s), though. Ah well.
Enough words: here’s some photos!
I think they look very nice together. What do you think?