I remember this camera clearly. It popped open, with accordion-like folds, when Daddy prepared to take a picture.
The old camera had been stored in a box with lots of old photos, but unfortunately no photos of our early Christmases were included.
The camera is still in pretty good shape. It's a Jiffy Kodak Six-20, which used 620-roll film. It was made by the Eastman Kodak company in the 1930s.
I opened it gingerly and took these photos of it to share here.
This camera even had a little stand and a setting for delaying the shutter, so that my father could set it up and then run to join us in the picture. He liked to do that!
I have written this month's column about Daddy's camera and my discovery of why there are so few photos of the inside of our home.