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Saturday, April 14, 2012

At the Flea Market

Not exactly my first camera. I think maybe the second.
Pretty sure though the first camera after being married.

The Brownie Starflash was where it all began.
(not my picture - snatched from the Internet)

This fellow was so involved at looking through an old Hot Rod magazine from the 50's, he was oblivious to anyone around him. With the black knit Navy watchcap, beat-up leather coat, Levis, black converse lowtop shoes and long grey beard you knew he had lived it.

Nope, didn't buy anything. Just enjoy going and looking around.


12 comments:

  1. I love the use od B&W on this photo! When I am in Florida visiting my mother, we always make a Saturday visit to the local flea market. I rarely buy anything - but as you say, I just enjoy walking around and looking at everything. These days, so much of it is "new junk" and not the good "old junk"...but still fun. My first camera was the Kodak Brownie. I remember thinking I was hot stuff when I graduated to the Polaroid!

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  2. The Instamatic I think I got mine in 1969; you bought back memories! Loved your black and white profile of the Hot Rod reader. Isn't it lovely to be so engrossed in something like that, seemingly not a care in the world for those few moments at least.

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  3. love the photos

    was at a "rummage sale" and came across an old TLS 1000 MXB camera...do not know the history but am curious to find out.

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  4. I've still got my Kodak Instamatic 100 from when I was a boy, not as neatly boxed as yours though. Thank goodness for digital though - my pocket money (then or indeed now!) wouldn't cover the 11000 pictures I've taken annually for the last couple of years, if I'd had to do it on the instamatic (not that you can by film for it anymore). Those little square pictures do have some charm though.

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  5. Does it count that I probably have one of Kodaks last digital(Kodak Z981)cameras? They stopped production of them earlier this year.

    What sucks is that it was the last camera I bought and I LOOVE it! Leave it up to me to buy something that will end up obsolete!

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  6. the best way to enjoy a flea market - cheap entertainment, both in goods and people.

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  7. Great picture. It's always fun to go look at all the treasures!

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  8. I love flea markets. I can always find something that I don't need.

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  9. I love people watching, it can be quite interesting at times. Great photos. Happy Sunday!

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  10. Have a flea market here in Roanoke and it's nowhere near as fun as yours. Grandma had a Brownie camera and sis had the Kodak Instamatic. I had the Kodak S-10. Yes... I've been taking photos THAT long. Wish I still had the little S-10. LOVED that camera.

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  11. Love these old cameras... not sure what to do with them (have a hard time passing them up at the flea markets), but lot's of fun. Sounds like your will-power is stronger than mine!

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