June 05, 2006

The Instamatic

One of the benefits of moving from time to time is the opportunity to go through old boxes of stuff. Last year's move unearthed an old box of pictures that I took with my first camera, a Kodak Instamatic 44. I had great fun going through the old pictures with my kids, including showing them some pictures of places that still exist (the Dinosaur statues in Glen Rose, for example, which they have seen in person several times).

Tonight I scanned the first few of what I expect to be many. I'll do a bigger post on the camera itself someday (I also have pictures taken with a Kodak Disc camera -- a film disc, not a digital disc and my mom's old Kodak Retina).

Your humble author, making himself the center of attention even then:


A successful fishing trip at Lake Lavon:


Colorful Colorado:


Posted by JohnL at June 5, 2006 04:36 PM | TrackBack

Dig those crazy World Book Yearbooks in your self portrait. I'll bet it was the old green-and-white World Book set, with gold stamping on the spine. How we loved those encyclopedias.

Posted by: Beth A. at June 8, 2006 08:09 AM

You got the color scheme right. I'm pretty sure my parents still have both the World Book set you see and a complete 1980s set of the Encylopedia Britannica. What a treasure.

It would be interesting to compare (contrast) a single entry in one of those books to an equivalent topic in Wikipedia today or even the online Britannica.

PS - see the resemblance between the mini-me and my second son?

Posted by: JohnL at June 8, 2006 10:13 AM
Post a comment

Remember personal info?

Save This Page