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Brownie Holiday flash camera

Identifier: CHC-1975-018
This collection contains a Kodak Brownie Holiday flash camera with a Kodalite Midget flasholder, circa 1954 to 1962.


  • circa 1954-1962


Language of Materials

This collection contains materials in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright status of this collection has not been evaluated.


1.25 Linear Feet (1 container)

Biographical / Historical

The Brownie Holiday Flash Camera was manufactured by the Eastman Kodak company from 1953 to 1962. The camera was constructed of a molded plastic body with a built-in view finder. This model was also produced with a non-synchronized flash called the Brownie Holiday. The camera was capable of capturing one and five-eights by two and a half inch exposures on standard no. 127 roll film. It was fitted with Kodet lens until 1955 then was fitted with a Dakon plastic lens. It housed a simple snapshot rotary shutter. The Brownie Holiday Flash Camera was originally priced at $5.00.
"Brownie Holiday Flash." Historic Camera History Librarium. Accessed November 30, 2017.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was deposited with the Chattanooga History Center on an unknown date by an unknown source. The Chattanooga History Center donated this collection to the Chattanooga Public Library and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on 2017 June 12.

Processing Information

Processing of this collection is complete.
Support for processing this collection was funded, in part, by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Faculty Grants program in 2017.


Brownie Holiday flash camera
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Repository Details

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