An Ode to Instant Photography–Mom 2.0 Style

  • By Michael Katchen
  • May 2, 2012

If you plan to be at the Mom 2.0 conference in Miami this weekend, you might just be lucky enough to get your photo taken with a rare, one-of-a-kind Polaroid camera.

At 1000memories, we’re obsessed with old photos and instant photography (if you can’t tell by our homepage or popular blog post on recreating Instagram filters). And given it's our first trip to Mom 2.0, we decided to document the event in true vintage fashion.

We were fortunate enough to get our hands on this pair of retro Polaroid cameras - the Polaroid Automatic Land Camera Model 100. If you’ve never heard of this camera, it’s okay. We don’t expect everybody to be as nerdy as ourselves when it comes to old photography. In the age of Instagram, we believe it’s important to remember how we got here.

If we’ve piqued your interest, these cameras were only made from 1963 until 1966. They were the first of the 100-400 series folding rangefinder Polaroid cameras and included a set of standard features shared by all following models including folding bellows (those accordion-looking things around the lens), automatic exposure (makes it easy for anyone to take a photo), and 100-series packfilm (Polaroid’s innovative instant film technology).

Come and find us, we’ll be the ones with the cameras that should be in a museum.

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