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