The first picture taken with the camera above was in 1957 by my Father, those pictures I still have to this day, and my influence in photography was born from the brownie. Which led me onto Hasselblads! and the quality of 6×6, and by the way if you happen to have Brownie thats Girl Guide or Boy Scout keep hold of them!
Brownie is the name of a long-running and extremely popular series of simple and inexpensive camerasmade by Eastman Kodak. The Brownie popularized low-cost photography and introduced the concept of thesnapshot. The first Brownie, introduced in February, 1900, was a very basic cardboard box camera with a simple meniscus lens that took 2¼-inch square pictures on 117 rollfilm. With its simple controls and initial price of $1, it was intended to be a camera that anyone could afford and use, leading to the popular slogan, “You push the button, we do the rest.” The camera was named after the popular cartoons created by Palmer Cox.