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Hook Your Child on Photography with this Vintage Fisher Price Shooter

Made in the early 1960s, Fisher Price’s Picture Story Camera was the first “camera” owned by many photo-enthusiasts. They’re built out of paper-covered wood and plastic, and contained a tiny disc with eight different “photographs” that could be seen by looking through the viewfinder — similar to the View-Master, except not in 3D. To change the photo, you simply hold down the shutter and turn the “flash”, a yellow block with pictures representing the four seasons.

Here’s a glimpse of what it looks like through the viewfinder:

If you want to buy one of these vintage toys for your child or as a gift, just do a search on eBay for “fisher price picture story”. You can pick one up for between $5 and $20.

(via KEH Blog)


Image credit: Photographs by Oopsee Daisies and used with permission


 
 
  • http://www.shutterpopphoto.com Spencer

    I love this toy camera, we take it with us for family photo shoots and the kids love using them.

    http://www.shutterpopphoto.com/images/gallery/family/WIN_4736.jpg

    http://www.shutterpopphoto.com/images/gallery/family/SPH_3530.jpg

  • Calkite7

    (Dating myself) I had one… the ergonomics were quite good.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/MegganJoy-Trobaugh/502605203 MegganJoy Trobaugh

    Wish toys were still simple fun like this.

  • SteelToad

    How incredibly awesome would it be to hollow one of these out and fill it with a modern tiny point-and-shoot

  • SteelToad

    How incredibly awesome would it be to hollow one of these out and fill it with a modern tiny point-and-shoot

  • SteelToad

    How incredibly awesome would it be to hollow one of these out and fill it with a modern tiny point-and-shoot

  • SteelToad

    How incredibly awesome would it be to hollow one of these out and fill it with a modern tiny point-and-shoot

  • SteelToad

    How incredibly awesome would it be to hollow one of these out and fill it with a modern tiny point-and-shoot

  • http://craftystaci.com CraftyStaci

    I had that exact camera when I was a kid. I even remember that picture of the deer behind the fence. Thanks for the flashback!

  • http://twitter.com/billytickets Billytickets

    I just gave my son a Nikon D1h, the resale value of so low I figured let him get hooked and feel like a big shot.