A couple months ago, some of my friends and I started a blogging group where we have one topic a week that we write about and share it on our blogs every Tuesday. This week’s topic is “vintage,” and I’m pretty excited about it!
My vintage object that I chose to write about and photograph is a Brownie Junior Six-16, which I received for my birthday in July. Unfortunately, It doesn’t work, but I think it’s beautiful and I love displaying it on the mantel in my living room.
The Brownie Junior Six-16 is a box roll film camera made by Kodak and was just one of their many Brownie cameras they produced over the years. The Six-16 has a rotary shutter and a meniscus lens. The film size is 616, producing an image of 2 1/2″ x 4 1/4.” The body is a letherette covered metal box and the front panel options always included either black with an embossed design or gilt with a geometric Art Deco (Brownie-Camera.com).
The Six-16 was first introduced in 1934, but later discontinued in 1942. In 1934, you could purchase this camera for roughly $2.75. It can be purchased today online anywhere from $8-$100. If you are interested in purchasing one, check out what eBay has to offer by clicking HERE.