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Fisher-Price toy camera | by John Kratz
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Fisher-Price toy camera

This is my first camera ever -- the Fisher-Price Picture Story Camera. It's made of paper-covered wood and plastic. Inside is a little disc with eight scenes. When you press the shutter button, the scene changes and the flash cube turns. The flash cube has a picture of the sun on one side, then a brown leaf, a snowflake, and a flower, representing the four seasons. There's also a transparent wheel at the back (seen behind the shutter) with colors in it. You look through the second viewfinder and turn the wheel, and you can see the world through the changing colors. The lens turns but has no actual function. It also has a nifty red & yellow wrist strap, though it's not visible in this photo.

This wonderful toy was made in 1967.

 

I will try to re-shoot this camera, as this is a pretty poor photo of it.

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Taken on May 28, 2008