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Throwback Thursday: TIME Magazine and the TIME 35mm Camera

Let us take a trip down memory lane -- back to the days when novelty items such as cameras were given out like candy for free. Ah, nostalgia.

Announced as a free giveaway gadget upon subscription, TIME once offered in 1985, a 35mm plastic camera that had a 50mm fixed-focus lens and a range of exposure settings.

Obviously, it’s not the most sophisticated camera of the lot, but nonetheless, it was novel idea! Some people have even found a way how to upgrade it! Coolio!

If you’re curious as to what kind of photos it took, here are some from the community:

But what do you guys think? Have you ever gotten your hands on this particular snapper? Share your photos below!

Loving these historic time capsules? Then you might want to check out the rest of our Throwback Thursday entries!

written by geegraphy

1 comment

  1. kschraer


    My Time Magazine Camera set on flickr:…)4287857247/

    about 1 year ago · report as spam