Kodak Brownie Six-20

Every family seemed to have one of these – even the Kennedy’s. Pictured below is a young Ted Kennedy holding his first camera, a Six-20.

A young Ted Kennedy holding a Kodak Brownie Six-20

Broadway and film actress Mary Martin was known to sneak up on people with the Six-20.

Mary Martin holding Kodak Brownie Six-20

It was a fun, versatile camera that was used for many decades. We still find the two view finders charming. The large 620 film ensured you could still recognize grandma.

Kodak Brownie Six-20 with Family Photos

The Brownie box camera, made available in February 1900, invented low-cost photography by introducing the concept of the snapshot to the masses. The name Brownie comes from the ”Brownies” in the Palmer Cox cartoons.