Aside from the historic significance and aesthetic appeal, collecting vintage cameras satisfies and complements an interest in both collecting and photography.  
Sometimes pristine, but most often scratched and wear worn, these relics of the past have stories to tell. 
Blended with layers of additional photographic images of paper, film, original packaging, accessories, or texture, this portfolio aims to feature  these artifacts as pictorialized photographic representations.
No. 2C Kodak Jr © Irwin Seidman
No. 2C Kodak Jr | 7503161  |  The No.2C Autographic Kodak Jr. is a large format film folding bed camera made by Eastman Kodak Co. between 1916-27.  It uses Kodak No. A 130 Autographic cartridge roll film and produced prints measuring 2 ⅞" x 4 ⅞".  This camera featured a folding black bellows design, adjustable focus with automatic focusing lock, reversible finder, two tripod sockets, a ball bearing shutter and anastigmat f7.7 140mm lens.  (This pictorialized photographic image highlights the No.2C Kodak Jr along with  markings found both on the interior and exterior of the camera, the paper backing from a roll of A-130 film, and digitized layers of old paper.) 
Vintage Kodak Filters © Irwin Seidman

Vintage Kodak Filters | 7503100  |  An assortment of vintage Kodak filters and filter boxes

Kodak Brownie Holiday Flash © Irwin Seidman

Kodak Brownie Holiday Flash | 7502170 | This very popular Brownie series camera has a moulded brown and tan plastic body with an optical direct vision finder.  The camera used 127 roll film and produced negatives measuring 1 ⅝” x 2 ½” (which printed to the eras standard 3 ½” x 5” prints). The Brownie Holiday Flash was made between 1853 and 1962.

Six-20 © Irwin Seidman
Six-20 | 7502025  |  The Kodak Brownie Six-20 Model D with Flash Contacts was manufactured between 1953 and 1957. Classified as a medium format camera, it took 620 roll film and produced images measuring 2 ¼" x 3 ¼".  This particular camera was made in England 
Baby Brownie Special © Irwin Seidman

Baby Brownie Special 7502285A  |  The Kodak Baby Brownie Special is a tiny Bakelite medium format film box camera made by Kodak in Rochester, NY, USA. It was produced between September 1938 and 1954. This was largely a replacement for the Kodak Baby Brownie, adding an optical viewfinder. The camera used 126 fill and produced images that were 4x6.  This particular camera dates to 1942.   

Vintage Folding Brownie © Irwin Seidman

Vintage Folding Brownie ref no. S1746640  |  Kodak No. 2 Folding Brownie Camera Model A - Circa 1902

1902 Kodak Brownie © Irwin Seidman

1902 Kodak Brownie 7502004  |  Kodak No 2A folding pocket Brownie camera  (Model A).  Manufactured in the US  by the Eastman Kodak Co. Rochester NY in 1902.  

Nikon FM © Irwin Seidman

Nikon 7502065​ |  A very popular and remarkably durable 35mm camera. The Nikon FM was manufactured in Japan between 1977 and 1982 by Nippon Kogaku K. K. which is now Nikon Corporation 

Vintage Brownie Hawkeye © Irwin Seidman

Vintage Brownie 1644403  |  The much loved Brownie Hawkeye Flash Model Camera is recognized as one of the most durable and popular Brownie cameras made. Manufactured between 1949 and 1961, the Brownie Hawkeye is a Bakelite box camera that takes 12 6x6cm images on 620 film. 

Vintage Kodak Brownie 8mm Movie Camera © Irwin Seidman

Vintage Brownie 8mm 7502746  |  The Kodak Brownie Model II Movie Camera was manufactured from 1956 to 1959.  It features the fast Cine-Kodak Ektanon 13mm f/1.9 lens and a folding sports viewfinder.  

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