GNU Free Documentation LicenseKodak "box" Brownie camera - Credit: Hakan Svensson
This was the informal name for a series of simple and inexpensive cameras called Brownies and sold by the Eastman Kodak company. The first Brownie, in 1900, was an actual cardboard box with a simple lens that sold for $1, so like the Model T, the idea was that almost anyone could own one. Millions of the Brownie 127 were purchased by Americans between 1952 and 1967.