Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sepia Scenes: Another Camera

Last week I presented a Brownie Camera that had been owned by my Mom. This week I'm going to continue with one more that sits on her shelf with the Brownie. The Agfa Ansco Corporation introduced the Shur Shot camera in 1932. The model above with its art-deco faceplate was produced around 1939.
How could you not smile with those two eyes and big nose staring back at you?
:)

The rest of the body is made of wood and cardboard and covered in stipped black leather.
My Mom and Dad found this camera in a box of goodies from an estate sale.
If you're interested in seeing photos taken with such a camera I found a site where someone found some film in one such camera and had it processed. Click here.
For more Sepia Scenes click here.

23 comments:

Nessa said...

he is a very happy camera.

Thom said...

Your description of this camera is right on the money. How wonderful :)

Twisted Fencepost said...

Yes, I think the eyes and big nose would have made me smile.
Amazing the 50 year old photos were in good enough condition to develop. Makes you wonder about the photographer and what was going through her mind when taking those shots.

Patti said...

ha ~ I noticed the "face" right away. What a cute find.

P.S. Yes, that is a steeple-less church you saw on my blog. Hurricane Gloria took the steeple off in 1985.

Marice said...

geessh! how can they preserved that! nice! thanks for sharing and checking mine too!

oh btw saw the face too :)

Ralph said...

Mickey Mouse is apparent in the earlier Agfa. With its winsome look, the photographer doesn't have to suggest the subjects "Smile"

Classic photograph of a classic photographing device!

Carly said...

perfect pictures for Sepia!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Your mother has a nice collection of old cameras. (Two makes a collection, right?)

George said...

Thanks for sharing another interesting antique camera with us .

Mikabella said...

I love him!! He is sooo sweet! He looks just perfect in sepia. Kram från Sverige!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Carletta: That does look like a neat find, not many of them left I'm sure.

JunieRose2005 said...

I love seeing these old cameras. LOL- well, I love all vintage things!


Junie

Tricia said...

Hi Carletta,

I'd like to collect old cameras, they're so much fun to check out & look at. These sepia pics are great - I love how old timey they look.

I change my header pics so often, LiL MaN will surely be back soon! hehehe

kaye said...

this fine antique deserves a sepia treatment. Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate all your kind comments.

Heidi said...

Oh I love this camera too. What a great idea to spotlight your mother's treasures!
I love your water shot post. It totally creeped me out when I enlarged it and there really was an eye in that spash off to the side. Did you photo shop it in?
And I did at first think that the black thing was a fish becuase of the "eye" Great pictures!
If you'd like to stop by my blog I'm at Cake Crumbs.

Ellie said...

Fascinating! I Bet it is a great feeling to hold this!

Stephany said...

These old cameras really take me back. Very nice shots.

Chriss said...

Wow, what a great find. I love the shots.

NatureFootstep said...

sepia tone is fitting to the old cameras, :)

Pat said...

I grinned right away when I read your description - two eyes and a nose indeed! LOL!

Rose said...

I sure enjoyed that link to the photos from the film found in that camera...how in the world did you find that sight?

Napaboaniya APAD said...

Old antique cameras sure fit sepia perfectly :)
Happy Weekend Carletta!

Splendid Little Stars said...

How cool! I wish I still had my Kodak that I used when I was a kid.