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Vintage Camera Collection


The Humble Museum has a collection of over sixty vintage cameras. The cameras below show the wide variety of cameras in the collection.


Polaroid Land Camera Model 95A
Polaroid Land Camera Model 95A
Manufactured 1954-1957

This type of camera was invented by Edwin Land. It is the first of Land's instant picture cameras. This model was nicknamed the Speedliner.

Donor: Tommie L. Marsh (1988.9.1)


Kodak Brownie Target Six-20
Kodak Brownie Target Six-20
Manufactured 1946-1952

The Kodak Brownie line of cameras were most known for being affordable and bringing photgraphy to the masses. It is still a favorite camera of many film photographers.

Donor: TCarl Sandburg (1999.3.2)


Bolex B8L 8mm Movie Camera
Bolex B8L 8mm Movie Camera
Produced 1959

This is a Swiss made camera brand. Many of these cameras used a spring-wound clockwork motor sytem for power. The fact that they were built like Swiss watches was used in advertisements for these cameras. It is still a favorite camera of many film photographers.


Cine-Kodak Eight Movie Camera - Model 20
Cine-Kodak Eight Movie Camera - Model 20
Produced 1932

Similar to the Bolex this camera used a spring based motor system. A key was used to wind the spring. This camera was small and affordable making it a staple for making home videos and amateur filmmakers. It is still a favorite camera of many film photographers.

Donor: Mrs. Lillian McKay (1997.19.2.2)


Kodascope Eight Movie Projector - Model 50
Kodascope Eight Movie Projector - Model 50
Produced 1932

This projector intended to be used at home. It was Kodak's first 8mm projector. It is still a favorite camera of many film photographers.

Donor: Mrs. Lillian McKay (1997.19.2.1)


Polaroid Sepectra Instant Camera
Polaroid Sepectra Instant Camera
Produced 1986

The Spectra is known as Image outside of the United States. Polaroid stopped producing film and restoring this model of camera in 2019.

 
 

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