Day 101 – April 10, 2012

This is a camera I found in my Nana’s house.  It was in its original box that it had been shipped to her in.  She had never opened it, or opened the camera’s box, or used the camera.  It sat for almost exactly 50 years, in a closet, and was never used.  It’s in my camera collection now, and I don’t use it either.  How sad it must be to be a camera that has never been used, sitting on a shelf surrounded by other cameras that have taken some pretty amazing pictures.  

7 responses to “Day 101 – April 10, 2012

  1. Wow! What an amazing story. Well said. I don’t think I ever heard of a Hawkeye by Kodak before. It is a very nice reminder of your Nana, especially since you are now a photographer.

  2. Denzil Jennings Photography

    Great story! Digital will never hold that level of nostalgia.

  3. What a treasure you found there, a beautiful memory, in more than one way!

  4. I still have my film cameras, much and well used in their time—sitting on shelves in a closet. I’ve become such a fan of digital photography, with all its advantages, that I doubt I’ll ever use my film cameras again. Things change.

    Steve Schwartzman
    http://portraitsofwildflowers.wordpress.com

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