Six - E

c1952-1953
 
TAISEI KOKI (Japan)

This is the earlier Six-E as it has strap lugs. It takes 120 film and produces 6x6 images. The focusing lens is jammed tighter than
a bulls arse in black fly season. I'll work on it.



This particular camera came from Minnesota.



I don't need another folder, but well, you know.



Thanks go to "Jan" in Minnesota.


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Vacation photographs often look like they were intended to be evidence that the
photographer was actually at the place he's going to eventually
tell you all about.

"Well here we are getting on the bus." That's Gerty lightin' up a Lucky in front of the third bus."
"Our bus drivers name was, "Gus."  "He was soooo funny."



Frank and Gerty really did stand under this tree. Well, until that prehistoric bird emerging from the ground
to the right, scared the hell out of them.

Gus, the funny bus driver, took this picture.



Crappy tourist traps always have a water wheel. The wheel does nothing but stir up floating duck
feathers and duck droppings.

This particular location also has a duck jail. If you look closely you can see
a Mallard visiting its mate at the left side of the lockup.

"Did ya bring the bread like I told ya to, Daisy ?"




Here's some sort of water creature attempting to commit suicide.



The sign is very well exposed but the possum and babies are about three stops under exposed.
No matter.  The failing fruit basket and sign are sufficient evidence
to convince a viewer that you actually saw
a possum with babies in its pouch.

The cage to the left houses a frog and its swimming hole.



The Shell Factory is a tourist trap on the Tamiami Trail in Florida. It's a "nature park," restaurant, and store. I'll bet they make great
fried possum and duck.

 Here's some info and photos. Isn't
the internet great ? CLICK

I bet they still have a waterwheel.



"Great waterwheel, huh ?"

"Yup but I wish the possum wasn't so dark."



"So Gerty and I were walking down the beach and we walked
right past one of the guys in "Ghostbusters !"
"He's much taller in real life."



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