12 Days of Christmas Presents Past: A Kodak Camera, Complete With Film (Remember Film?)

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As a sort of advent calendar of kitsch, Pictorial will be counting down the final twelve days before Christmas by featuring some holiday presents of days gone by.

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Gadgets are a classic category of Christmas gift. Here, from the November 1990 issue of Ladies’ Home Journal, is an ad for a Kodak Star 35 camera. Apparently it sold for $44.95. And they’ve even thrown in a roll of film! Though it’s a bit befuddling that the copy touts the “Kodak Star 35” and the actual package says it’s a “Kodak Star 235.” Presumably this made sense at the time—or at least as much sense as the iPhone numbering system makes to us.

Illustration for article titled 12 Days of Christmas Presents Past: A Kodak Camera, Complete With Film (Remember Film?)
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A little digging also uncovers this TV commercial, which makes the case you’ll want a great point-and-shoot for the times when your child completely botches his Christmas pageant. A quick throwback to the days when you captured chaos with snapshots rather than Vine.


Contact the author at kelly@jezebel.com.

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ladyheatherlee
Ladyheatherlee

I had one like this with the 110 film and I thought I was the shit.