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Aug 2, 2012, 8:19:09 PM
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Well Travelled Kodak by WarBrony Well Travelled Kodak by WarBrony
~From My Personal Collection~

At first, you might say that this VP Kodak isn't in the best condition for a collectable, but it is in fact a very special camera. This particular camera was carried through WWI by a soldier in Co. H of the 47th Infantry and through WWII in Co. B of a larger unidentified group. Maybe the camera was passed from father to son? I'm still researching the scratched in writing on the back and I will update this info if I learn anything new! I hope you all appreciate the great history in this well loved piece of Americana as much as I do.

If you have any information past the basics of this piece, I'd love to hear it!

P.S. If you are offended by the fact that there is a swastika in this photo please take your hurt feelings elsewhere. Just like everything else in the photo, the coins are meant to add some historical context. Yes, the swastika represents a terrible part of our past but it is also important to remember. History should not be censored for your convenience. Believe it or not, I am not a Nazi. (Someone actually sent me a note complaining about this) :/
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One fine shot of an old classic. Swastika, incidentally, is millennia old. If memory serves, in now ancient India it symbolized social welfare.
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julius1880 Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very cool. Do not worry. Only the ignorant do not understand history.
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WarBrony Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a bunch. Btw good sir, you have a great page!
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julius1880 Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. The WWI re-enactment images I just adjusted. Much of the WWI post cards are from my collection. You are always welcome to check the page out.
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Skoshi8 Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
VP Kodak info right here: [link]
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