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“Baby Brownie” camera

designed 1934, manufactured 1934-1941
Designed by Walter Dorwin Teague (American, 1883–1960), Manufactured by Kodak Company, Rochester, New York (established 1889)

Object Place: Rochester, New York, United States


Overall: 6.7 x 7.9 x 7.6 cm (2 5/8 x 3 1/8 x 3 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bakelite (plastic), metal, glass

Not On View


Tools and equipment


Molded into plastic on front, around aperature: ".BABY . BROWNIE."
Molded into plastic on base, within recessed half circle: "OPEN" and "CLOSE" and "MADE IN U.S.A. BY / EASTMAN KODAK CO. / ROCHESTER, N.Y."

Molded into plastic on interior cartridge: "USE KODAK FILM / V. 127 / PATS. PENDING / DES. 92830"


Around 2005, sold at the Photographic Fair, Woburn, MA to Lewis A. Shepard, Chestnut Hill, MA; 2016, gift of Shepard to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 14, 2016)

Credit Line

Gift of Lewis A. Shepard