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  • Ref Number:

    1990-5036/8583

  • Creator:

    Kodak Limited

  • Date:

    1933

  • Description:

    The Polyfoto camera, made in England by Kodak Limited, 1933.

    Poyfoto provided a portrait photographic service available in many British department stores in the 1930s. The camera has a repeating back which takes 48 ½" square exposures on one plate, all in rapid succession. The photographer simply turned a crank handle on the side of the camera, which moved the photographic plate and made the exposure automatically. As photo booths became more popular after the second world war the Polyfoto fell out of fashion.