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June 12, 2017

Instamatic Ladies: 31 Charming Photos of Italian Women in the 1960s and Early 1970s

The Instamatic is a series of inexpensive, easy-to-load 126 and 110 cameras made by Kodak beginning in 1963. The Instamatic was immensely successful, introducing a generation to low-cost photography and spawning numerous imitators.

During its heyday, the range was so ubiquitous that the Instamatic name is still frequently used (erroneously) to refer to any inexpensive point-and-shoot camera. (It is also frequently used incorrectly to describe Kodak's line of instant-picture cameras, the Kodamatic series).

Here is a charming photo collection from Alessandro Monaco that shows '60s and early '70s Italian ladies posing for Instamatic quick portraits.

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