Then and Now

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by snkenai, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. snkenai

    snkenai Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 5, 2010
    My first photos were taken with my mom's Brownie Junior 620, over 50 years ago. Still have a few of those pictures. Development and a fresh roll of film from Fox Photo, was $0.65. Today I found a Brownie Junior 620, at a yard sale, for $5.00. ( You didn't think I would leave it there, did you?):smile: The picture is, just as found, with no clean up, beside my E-p3 and 45mm. Both were compact, "for their day". I had no Idea where mom's "Brownie Box" went. It's very a good day for me.:smile:
    The man said, "it's been laying around here for a long time. How do you focus it? How do you take it apart? How does it work?"
    It was the ultra simple picture making machine. And it just needs a roll of film, to do it again!:2thumbs:

  2. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
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    Nice story. Looks like a fun opportunity to reconnect with your past. :thumbup:

    It's gonna be hard to find someone to match that Fox Photo price on development these days, though. :wink:
  3. snkenai

    snkenai Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 5, 2010
    Yeah, times, they are a changin'.

    Anyone else, is welcome and encouraged, to post your "Then and Now" here.:thumbup:
  4. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
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    I'm thrilled for you to have been able to get the sweet little box! There is a wonderful magic produced by these old cameras that empowered the masses.