Sunday, January 12, 2014

Picture This!

I have loved old cameras for a long time, but never came across any for sale--until recently.
I was in a local shop a few weeks ago and found this one.  It came with a leather case, flash, etc.  Very fun! And it's in great shape.
As collections get started, you just need one, then the floodgates seem to open.  :)  I was on our local Craigslist the other day and someone was selling two old cameras.  He was very apologetic that he didn't think either of these were still in working condition.  (I wasn't expecting them to be) 
He thought this one was from the early 1900's.  I love that it is pretty ragged looking, but still has so many great characteristics.

He thought this one was from the 1950's.  It does close up nicely, but I plan to leave it open.

I love the little tabs that come out of the bottom to straighten them out.  I assume it was to keep the camera steady, but I'm more concerned about displaying them.  :)

Ok, now I've got a collection!  My husband is thrilled!  haha. 

Have you started any new collections lately? 
Thanks for your visit.

I am linking to the following parties:


Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home

DIY Show Off


  1. hi Pam, thanks for coming by my blog- wow- those are the greatest cameras- love them,

  2. Now a collection of 3 Pam. Love seeing your cameras. History as well as great for display.

  3. I love them all, what a great new collection you have going there.

  4. No new collections at my house (don't think the hubs would like it). I do love your vintage camera collection ( I purchased one from MMS back in Oct. and love it...but I think I will stop with one).


  5. Pam, I love those! I can see why you bought more. Collections tend to follow me, and I keep buying pillows! I have stopped buying dishes and actually gave some away. Shock. Shock. ;-)



  6. Hi Pam, I love your new collection! I have 2 old cameras that are very similar to yours that I plan to list in our shop on our blog. But if you are interested in adding to your collection, just send me an email! Hope you had a great Christmas and New Year's!

  7. Your collection is so charming, I love old cameras! I found an instant collection of them at a yard sale a couple of years ago and it didn't matter if they worked or not. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I hope you will post pictures of how you display these awesome cameras :)

  9. I collect old cameras too! The first one was actually for my husband, who was into photography at time time.. But the rest have been for me. Have fun finding more and I can't wait to see how you display them!


Thanks so much for leaving a comment.