(DISCLAIMER: I try to refrain from using adverts that have store names and/or addresses and usually, if that can’t be avoided, will “erase” it from the ad in an effort to keep people who may not realize that the offer is no longer valid from attempting to procure the item or service. I did leave the store in this ad for a reason, though. THIS AD IS FROM 1947 AND THEREFORE NO LONGER VALID. KROGER/PIGGLY WIGGLY IS NOT OFFERING THIS ANYMORE AND HASN’T FOR 64 YEARS. DO NOT GO TO KROGER/PIGGLY WIGGLY EXPECTING THIS.)
I tried to find information on this particular camera, but I couldn’t. I did, however, find a Wikipedia page about twin lens reflex cameras here.
How great was this camera? Let’s see!
This woman was super thrilled with her new camera!
You want to know why I really chose this ad for today? Finding out that Kroger and Piggly Wiggly were at one point in time the same store. I never knew that. I looked it up and apparently after Clarence Saunders, the founder of Piggly Wiggly, lost out on a ton of money the chain was divided up and some stores were bought out by other chain supermarkets, including Kroger.
Anyway…pretty much all cameras now make the same claims, but the quality of the photo still relies on the photographer. A good photographer can take a decent photo with a terrible camera and a bad photographer will always take bad photos with even the best equipment.