Brownie Hawkeye Label

Kodak Film Label

This is a one-color print in silver ink, stamped on the inside of the case of an Eastman-Kodak Brownie Hawkeye Flash camera. It tells the user the camera model and what film to use.

I particularly like the various eye-pleasing fonts and relatively clean layout. Tasteful hints of Art Deco.

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Bookplate, 1858

Bookplate, 1858

This is a scan of a small bookplate I own. It appears to be made of very thin red leather, with gold stamped details. The inscription reads, “F. W. Huntington, 7, July, 1858.” If I recall correctly, this is from a book of common prayer.

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Kodak Envelope

Don't Forget Kodak

“Don’t forget Kodak Verichrome Pan film – one’s never enough!”

This is the back side of an envelope like one would receive prints or negatives in. Can’t remember how this came into my possession. The art & typography seem to place this in the fifties or sixties.

Leningrad Equestrian Statue

Leningrad Equestrian Statue Pin

Istanbul St. Petersburg was Constantinople Leningrad.

Sorry about the crappy scan.

Another souvenir of my father’s trip to the Soviet Union. This is a glazed metal pin, perhaps tin, zinc or aluminum. 3 by 2.1 cm in size. The scan shows it as a slightly warmer color than it is: a slightly green gray. The manufacturer’s logo and the price are stamped on the back: 15 kopeks. I believe this is a statue of Peter the Great, Tsar and founder of St. Petersburg, a.k.a. Leningrad. The sculpted details of this pin are very fine.

The more I look at this one, the more I like it. Whoever sculpted the master did a great job.


DJ Gangsta Gorby representing for the USSR

Mikhail Gorbachev Pin

DJ Gangsta Gorby be rocking the mic up in here.

This is a Soviet-era ‘souvenir’ pin of Mikhail Gorbachev. This is a souvenir my father brought back from his trip to the Soviet Union (sometime between 1985 and 1991). Upon close inspection, the image on this pin appears to be photographically developed and not offset printed. The pin back itself is made of white plastic. Of note are two facts: Gorbachev’s birthmark is not shown, and there is no fixed price imprinted on the back of this pin.