Thursday, October 25, 2012

this or that thursday: vintage camera



I have a small vintage camera collection consisting of five cameras. All but one came from ebay. This one is the oldest and it's my favorite because it belonged to someone I knew, my husband's grandmother. She always enjoyed taking lots of pictures. This must have been her first camera. It is a box camera made by Metropolitan Industries in the 1930s when she would have been in her twenties. So you can see why this one is the most special to me.








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37 comments:

  1. beautiful camera, amazing that it belonged to your hubby's grandmother.

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  2. Such a great little camera! I grew up with a few old ones around the house but never new the stories behind them!

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  3. owoie how nice to have this camera!!

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  4. It's the memories and sentiment attached to things, that make them so much more than just 'things'. What a sweet little camera!

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  5. Oh what a treasure!!! We have been discussing what to do with my office, been wanting to re-vamp a bit. Would love some shelves with a collection of these vintage beauties!

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  6. A wonderful old camera. So beautiful !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  7. I'd love to see the rest of the collection.

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  8. I have one old Polaroid type camera from my mom and dad. I think my sister has it right now. This one is really cool! If I get a photo up on blog, will link!

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  9. I love old box cacmeras... what a special treat for you to have this as a part of your collection. Beautiful shots...

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  10. oh you have me thinking over here now - my dad loved photography too. He even had a dark room at his house (my grandmother's house) growing up - I wonder what happened to all hi sold equipment??

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  11. The way you photographed this camera is beautiful. I haven't seen one like that and it's really cool! I have a small collection also and really enjoy thinking about the history of photography.

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  12. How nice to have such a great old camera and that personal collection. I'll have to ask my mom if she still has their old Brownie.

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  13. What a fitting collection for a photographer! Thank you for hosting this link up. :)

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  14. Hello, new follower here! I love that vintage camera. It's so amazing! Thanks for hosting this linky party :)

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  15. What a great-looking little camera! Nice shots.

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  16. SO neat Deb!! I love vintage cameras, and how cool that this has a family connection.

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  17. Very cool camera with super cool connection to family history!

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  18. Wow Deb, that is so cool! I would love to see a photo of her taking pictures with that camera. What a wonderful keepsake!!

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  19. I can definitely understand this one being a favorite... it's a beauty!

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  20. I have my late father in law's canon and Polaroid from the 80's and I love them! They're so neat, and it's so cool to think about about him using them to capture family moments. I LOVE old cameras!

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  21. It's so cute. I would love to see some of the photos she took with it!

    My Dad has a small collection too. He used to work for Kodak WAY back in the day...

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  22. These are just beauties!!! WOW...what a gift to be given. Treasure it always...I know you will♥
    Laurie

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  23. How cool to have that keepsake.... also to pass on later:)

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  24. Oh my, I so wish I had a camera like that! From the 30s, WOW WOW!!

    I have an almost 15 years old Polaroid, lol.

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  25. So lovely and very cool that you get to care for the camera now.

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  26. I didn't join your hop today because I have helluva time getting to the people and getting stuff said. I join and then I take forever to get to everyone. Is that bad? lol.

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    1. Renae I don't think anyone expects you to visit all the time. Just chose two or three entries which catch you attention and visit those.
      Karen

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    2. Yes, Karen is right! Just visiting a few entries is fine!

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  27. That's such a special treasure to have!

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  28. Lovely memories for such a special treasure , nice to keep it in the family.

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  29. How special to have this family heirloom! Things sure have changed :-)

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  30. That's a really cool treasure. I'm sure it 's a real gem. Is it still usable?

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  31. Special indeed. I remember my grandmother taking photos with little box brownie, I wonder what happened to her camera.

    Thanks for posting Deb.
    Karen

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