Kodak Brownie Fiesta camera.
Eastman Kodak Co
1962 - 1966
Plastic, Glass, Metal, Braid
100 x 95 x 53 mm
Place of origin
Fox Talbot Museum, Wiltshire (Accredited Museum)
Kodak Brownie Fiesta camera. The camera is essentially a plastic box with a lens and a viewfinder The front of the camera is made of clear plastic which is fixed to the body with two screws. and is marked "Kodak" in silver on red oblong and across the bottom in silver on black background "Brownie Fiesta Camera". The bottom of the camera contains the catch to release the back of the film compartment and the film winder. In silver on black "Uses Kodak 127 film. Hold camera steady. Made in Rochester, N.Y., U.S.A. by Eastman Kodak Co. T.M. REG. U.S. PAT.OFF." The light grey plastic back of the film compartment wraps around and clips into the darker grey main body component. It has a red plastic aperture to see the frame numbers. Inside the film compartment the body is embossed with instruction for where to place the film and the empty spool. The sides of the camera are unremarkable except for mounting points to secure the thin tape neckstrap. The top of the body contains the very simple viewfinder.
Part of the Fenton Collection. A gift from British Film Institute in 2017. From 1986-1999, part of BFI collection for the Museum of the Moving Image. BFI purchased collection in 1986 from James Fenton's Museum of Photography, Port Erin, Isle of Man 1976-1986
Makers and roles
Eastman Kodak Co , manufacturer