Kodak produced five Baby Brownie Models from 1934 until 1954. There's The Baby Brownie. The Baby
Brownie British version. The Baby Brownie New York Worlds Fair (1939.)
The Baby Brownie Special and The Baby Brownie Special with time exposure button which is rare.
They all take 127 film, are a bit bigger than a baseball, and are wicked cute.
Even the lowest of the low once had style. The white ring around the lens is very classy.
Some even came with a prize inside.
This is the third Baby Brownie I've encountered that contained abandoned film.
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Back a few decades I lived on my motorcycle. I almost died on it too, but that's immaterial. I wouldn't be caught dead
on something like the doof in this photo is riding. And what's that thing on his head ?
The jacket is all wrong, too. And sneakers tied in double-knots ? WTF ? Jeeze, even a face shield.
"I'm gonna wake you up early
'cause I'm gonna take a ride with you.
We're goin' down to the Honda shop
I'll tell you what we're gonna do.
Put on a ragged sweatshirt
I'll take you anywhere you want me to."
The Beach Boys
As if that little "motorcycle" wasn't bad enough, what the hell is going on with these fish ? I'm embarrassed to even look at this scene. These guys
are proud to be in it !
Is that a crab in Mister Casual Jacket's hand or a terrible deformation ?
The two fish on the ground are the runts of the day's catch. Even these guys wouldn't hold them up.
Even if this guy's son rides a little motorcycle and he can't fish, he's no slouch when it comes to fashion and fashion photography.
I'm certain this outfit is UPS brown from head to toe.
Experienced models and their photographers go to great lengths to capture the model's "good side." This is evidenced
by the seemingly casual turn to the model's left.
What, at first glance, appears to be just another snapshot, is carefully designed to sell fashion.
I'm off to Wal-Mart after I get done with this.
The world of fashion is a fickle, ever-changing one. Some things catch on, like the Nehru collar and others don't, like the sponge
There was a "don't button your pants while wearing boots" movement in the sixties I believe. It didn't meet with much success although some
believe it was a precursor to the "Peace and Love" movement that was about to set Carnaby Street on its ear.