Photography

The Polaroid Land instant camera
(Roll film model 80 "Highlander", 1954–1957)
Polaroid Land instant camera

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Posted by Bob Matthews at 1:26 am (PDT) on Thu March 24, 2016   
Yeah, it was an orange pad and it sure stunk!
It was to "fix" the emulsion after the picture developed.

Still have my parents' (1956? 1958? Model 150?) Polaroid Land Camera and original carrying case.
Posted by freddo30 at 1:55 pm (PDT) on Wed March 23, 2016   
Remember the sponge and special developing fluid that you wiped across the photo? I don't know what was in that stuff but it dissolved the sponge ...
Posted by AliKaplan at 11:52 am (PDT) on Tue April 10, 2012   
My father bought ours back in 1958 at Flyod Bennett's Department store in Brooklyn, NY. It took great pictures, and we could see them so fast! Not sure what became of the camera as my mother's "stuff" was confiscated by my sister when she went into a nursing home..
Posted by Bob Wilson Jr at 9:55 am (PST) on Sun December 19, 2010   
Any time. As a one-time aspirant to become a network 1940's-style radio announcer, I've always been interested in people like Kirby and his ilk, most of whom went on to become well-known TV personalities in their own right.
Posted by Duff at 12:24 am (PST) on Sun December 19, 2010   
Thanks, Bob! I had it as Durwood in the Candid Camera entry. Fixed now.
Posted by Bob Wilson Jr at 7:10 am (PST) on Sat December 18, 2010   
That was Durward Kirby, not Durwood, although most people pronounced it as Durwood.
Posted by Frankie at 12:55 am (PST) on Sat December 18, 2010   
Who still remembers Durwood Kirby doing live commercials demonstrating the Polaroid on the old Garry Moore show?
Posted by Bob Wilson Jr at 10:00 am (PDT) on Wed April 21, 2010   
My dad had one of these but he was never able to work it veryt well. Neither was I for that matter.
Posted by Max at 3:00 am (PDT) on Wed April 7, 2010   
I heard a story on NPR (I think it was "Marketplace") that a company has bought the Polaroid name and is going to go into the same business as the original company. So maybe you'll be able to get some new film after all.
Posted by Phil at 10:33 am (PDT) on Mon April 5, 2010   
Had one of these in the late 60's. It was my first camera. A Polaroid 'swinger'. Funny thing is.....I still have it. MInd you I haven't seen the film for sale in a long time.
Posted by joesauntie at 5:43 am (PST) on Sat January 9, 2010   
I was TERRIFIED by the tube of chemical fixative that you rolled across the surface of the exposed picture....I read just enough to see that there were warnings about not getting it on your skin and (in my head) was certain it would eat through your skin!
Posted by Brett Rice at 5:01 pm (PDT) on Sat August 22, 2009   
I remember when my Dad got one and if the weather was cooler you had to put the film in a holder under the armpit to help it develop.

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