The Kodak Brownie Camera, 1900.

Kodak Brownie, 1900
The Brownie was responsible for bringing snapshot photography to the masses in 1900.
A very simple cardboard box with a lens that took Kodak’s 117 roll film, the camera was named after cartoonist Palmer Cox’s popular Brownie character that adorned the box.
It cost $1 (just under $30 in today’s currency) and proved very popular, selling 150,000 units in its first year and spawning a new popular photography movement with multiple follow-up models.
Image Credit: Photograph by David Duprey/AP
See more gadgets via 10 most influential portable gadgets – in pictures | Technology | The Guardian

4 thoughts on “The Kodak Brownie Camera, 1900.

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