Friday, March 14, 2008

Old Cameras That Look Like Guns

Neatorama has this really cool history of photography firsts and I really thought these concealed weapons were funny. If you don't want to draw attention to yourself taking a picture of someone, make it look like you're aiming a gun at them. At least, that worked in the late 1800's.

Thompson Revolver Camera from 1862

Another Revolver Camera from 1882

Eastman Gun Camera from 1915

This post sparked my curiosity, so, I went looking for more camera guns. I found a few more modern cameras that look similar to guns, but wouldn't pass as a concealed camera. I also found an article about an Indian prince who hunts for photos with a camera gun.