Tag: Kodak Brownie Starmite II

  • Tangible connections

    Tangible connections

    A photograph of a childhood neighbor boy triggers an avalanche of memories.

  • Verichrome Pan memories

    Welcome to the 500th post on Down the Road! Shortly after I shot my first roll of film as a boy in 1976, my family moved from Rabbit Hill to a larger home on Erskine Boulevard. As summer faded into autumn I returned to Hook’s Dependable Drugs for more film, this time going for black-and-white Verichrome Pan.…

  • My first roll of film

    When my grandmother gave me a quarter to buy the old Kodak Brownie Starmite II at a garage sale, I don’t think either of us could have predicted that it would spark a lifelong love of cameras, which would lead to a growing interest in photography when I reached middle age. It was August of…

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