2″ 1/2 x 3″ 1/5 snapshot of 1940s man in fedora with camera. Private Collection.
Fedora, check, smile, check, camera, check. A nice candid taken at a low angle in the sun. I think this was taken in the late 40s or early 50s. The camera he’s holding looks like a variant of the Kodak Tourist I or II which first came out in the late 40s. I’m pretty sure this is a Kodak by the style of flap to the side. Agfas were similar but the flap opened from the bottom. Those would set you back about $750 in today’s money.
This man’s well dressed yet casual with the polo collar over the coat lapels.
RPPC sized snapshot. Private Collection.
This is a cute, artistic snapshot probably taken in the 1930s or 40s, yet the young photographer holding the stylus looks like he’s standing next to what I believe is a wet plate collodion camera (so the snapshot is not of his reflection).
He looks like he’s getting ready to take a picture. In his days tintypes were already considered vintage.
Digital restoration work titled The Photographer With Wet Plate Camera by Caroline C. Ryan is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.