Most camera names have little to do with what they look like but the
Ansco Panda looks a little like a Panda, doesn't it ?
It's mostly black with some white around the eyes and stuff.
The Panda was made from 1939 until 1950. Nobody was concerned with real
Pandas in those days. I assume there were Pandas in your back yard
sixty years ago. I assume there aren't any today.
The Panda looks like a 127 camera but it manages to cram a roll of 620
into its high tech body.
I got a roll of Verichrome Pan from someone in Virginia Beach some time
ago. The film came from a family owned Panda that had been
languishing for decades.
My source informs me that this is her ex-husband's father-in-law. The
photo was taken in
Warren, Michigan. I assume that the trees and the belly are much
This is a photo of my sources current husband's Fiat. It's possible
that the child riding the big wheel trike
went on to be a famous NASCAR driver.
This is a photograph of a pigeon perched on a chain link fence.
I'd guess that
this bird showed up for a few days and was a curiosity
in Warren, Michigan.
I'm not saying that pigeons are rare
in Michigan. I'm saying that this pigeon had some significance for a
I'll bet the homeowners called him "Walter."
The Panda owner tells me that "this picture was of their neighbor's
house looking out of the ex-in-laws front steps."
Ex in laws and visiting pigeons. I guess we're all pretty much