Toronto. George Dunbar in his search of old magazines for ads and articles relevant to photography often finds unusual stories and cameras. For example, the June, 1939 Popular Mechanics magazine had a filler article called, “Two-Minute Photo Printed in Portable Studio“.
The “studio” in question was a small tripod mounted camera that created round button-sized photos suitable for seasides or other family attractions. The little gizmo creates a print that is ready in 2 minutes – almost a decade later (1948), Edwin Land announced his famous “Picture in a Minute” camera down in NYC.
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