Seattle Photographer | A Vintage Treasure

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 (

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.


Now go check out my friend and amazing photographer, Karen of Be Photography by Karen Cooley, to see what vintage treasure she wrote about this week by clicking HERE!

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ChristineNovember 6, 2012 - 9:28 am

Ally, this is absolutely gorgeous! Definitely a collectors item with sentimental value 🙂

Tara ColburnNovember 6, 2012 - 10:55 am

Ooooh nice! I’d love to play around with a working Brownie six-16!

David GNovember 6, 2012 - 5:56 pm

This is a really nice image of that “vintage” photographic staple. Funny thing is . . . I may actually have a roll of 616 film in my own collection. 😉

KristinaNovember 7, 2012 - 7:15 am

I love old cameras! 🙂

AudreyNovember 7, 2012 - 7:21 am

Whoa that’s a beauty! Vintage cameras should be something I start collecting 🙂

EllyNovember 7, 2012 - 7:37 am

Love the camera! Love the vintage theme!

Donna BeckNovember 7, 2012 - 7:56 am

Vintage cameras are so awesome, would love to try one out and play!

Karen CooleyNovember 8, 2012 - 6:57 am

Omigosh! A Brownie!!!!!! Squee!!!! I would love to get my hands on one of those and play with it!! Shame yours doesn’t work, but man, what a treasure to have & display!

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