the 'BROWNIE' name

Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by shirley_pearson, Apr 24, 1999.

  1. Where did the BROWNIE name originate from ? Is it from the little elves, called BROWNIE's in scottish folklore ? Thanks.
  2. Hi Shirley,


    The name "Brownie" came from the little characters that where popular in the 1890's created by Palmer Cox who was a Canadian author. George Eastman used them as his camera's name and in advertising to target these cameras towards children, whom he saw as the next generation of consumers of Kodak film.


    Take Care,



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