Petite – 3/99
The autograph camera

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United States 1929 – Folding – 127 film – Rare.

The Kodak Petite represents a beautifully colored iteration of Kodak’s iconic Vest Pocket (model B) camera.

Its compact size and user-friendly design transformed this camera into a stylish accessory, while the array of available colors (blue, green, lavender & pink) rendered it a fashionable and notably feminine item.

Integral to the Petite’s appeal was its innovative “autographic” feature, which allowed users to inscribe a few words directly onto the film through a small opening on the back. Upon film development, the written text would become visible, adding a unique and personal touch to the captured images. This distinctive characteristic contributed significantly to the Petite’s popularity and set it apart in the realm of vintage cameras.

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