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'How to use your Brownie Flash III camera', Kodak camera booklet, c 1957.
Instruction booklet for Kodak Brownie Flash III camera, made between 1957-1960. George Eastman marketed the original Brownie to be an inexpensive camera for the mas market; when first introduced in 1900, the price of the camera was just $1(5 shillings in UK). As well as being cheap, the camera was extremely simple to use, even for children. Designed by Frank Brownell, the camera was literally a cardboard box with a wooden end, yet it took perfectly good photographs. Eastman named the camera after characters popularised by the Canadian children's author, Palmer Cox. Manufactured by Eastman Kodak Co, Rochester, New York, United States.