Kodak Brownie Holiday

Laura PetersAntiques, Camera, Equipment, Kodak


This beautiful camera was entrusted to my care by a very dear friend and I’m happy to make it part of my camera collection. The next step I want to take is finding some Kodak 127 film and taking eight exposures! I may also decide to dive into my own development processing as well, but that will be a large project.

Kodak Brownie Holiday cameras were manufactured between 1953 and 1962. The date can be further narrowed by knowing the lens. This particular Holiday has a Dakon plastic lens which means it was made between 1955 and 1962. Kodet lenses were used from 1953 to 1955.

The camera uses Kodak 127 film which creates an image size of 1 5/8″ x 2 1/2″ and film would include eight exposures.

A few pages from the Kodak Brownie Instruction Manual

The manual itself would probably help me to actually date it even closer. I would be happy to hear from anyone who could get a smaller year range!

I intend to post images taken from this camera soon.