60 Years Ago - May 1956

Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by marc_bergman|1, May 5, 2016.

  1. So I am sitting there reading the May 1956 issue of Modern Photography. They say it was a special issue but I am not finding anything special in it. So I look at my other magazines for the month and find a great issue of Popular Photography. It has a 45 page special section on the German camera industry. It has an overview of the various company's history and some great ads.
    Here is part 1.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/38552878@N02/26229082104/in/album-72157667911241096/lightbox/
     
  2. Here is part 2.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/38552878@N02/26766934011/in/album-72157665604424774/lightbox/
     
  3. Here is part 3.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/38552878@N02/26740784342/in/album-72157665616338943/lightbox/
     
  4. Canon has a nice 6 page ad in this month's camera equipment ads.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/38552878@N02/26561752310/in/album-72157667759743462/lightbox/
     
  5. Here are the dealer ads for this month.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/38552878@N02/26229082294/in/album-72157667793473671/lightbox/
     
  6. All those ads make you come over all weak kneed. Nice to see an ad for the Vitessa, and how I wish I could still get that original Adox film!
    The Canon article is also a top read...thanks again!
     
  7. Tony - It is amazing how well those ads work after 60 years. I look at ads for other products from this era and think they look so quaint.
     
  8. AS always, thanks.
     
  9. Loved the Canon ad! I clipped it for my files. THANKS!!
     
  10. Yay, the Canon! Thanks, Marc.
     
  11. Canon took quite the chance with that ad. I think it was worth the cost.
     

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