The camera: $26.75 in 1957 = $222.68 in 2014
The projector: $64.50 in 1957 = $536.92 in 2014
Total costs to take pictures and display them for others to admire: $759.60
16GB iPhone, no contract: $649.00
A collectible "carte de visite" from the 1880s. See below in extended to find out exactly what "it" was!
You can no longer buy Polaroid cameras, but for $10 you can get a Polaroid look-alike cheese slicer. Available at gamago.com
Why are these lads all assembled for this photo opportunity?
Answer after the jump.
The Johansens are a father-son team of photographers who specialize in using the figurines from a model railroad set to create bizarre scenes. Their website is tinypeoplebiglaughs.com
Here's a Google Earth photo of something at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. That might be a good enough hint.
There's another hint in the categories listing.
Click on the link to learn the fascinating truth.
"The Madeleine works in much the same way as a 35mm camera. Just as the camera records the light information of a visual in order to create a replica The Madeleine records the chemical information of a smell."
Over 300 gruesomely fascinating murder victims, at the NYC Archives.
Of course, the 800K+ other shots are pretty cool as well.
Paul once posted about a camera that looked like a gun
. This does that one better. It's a camera AND a gun. Pull the trigger and it simultaneously takes a picture of and shoots a bullet at whomever you're aiming the gun at. It was created and used in the late 1930s in New York City. [via petapixel