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A Camera That’s Been in the Family Goes to Ye Olde Trail Tavern

My mother-in-law was cleaning out and found an old Kodak Brownie 44A. These plastic cameras are from around 1960 and they take 127 roll film. The one she gave me looks like it was used well. I asked if she knew more about it or if there are any photographs around from it. Sadly she didn’t.

I happened to have some fresh Rerapan 127 film in my stash and thought I’d give it a try. I ended up with one halfway decent photo from the roll:

Ye Olde Trail Tavern

Yeah, I know. It’s a 100 ISO film and it was overcast and the sun was going down. I loaded another roll into the 44A and will try again on a sunny day.

Ye Olde Trail Tavern is an interesting place. It’s located in downtown Yellow Springs, Ohio, and the original section of the tavern was the first home built in Yellow Springs in 1827. At that time Yellow Springs was known as Forest Village. It was expanded and functioned as a bakery and then a tavern serving the stagecoach that ran between Columbus and Cincinnati. Some believe it to be the oldest tavern in Ohio. And some believe that it’s haunted by two separate apparitions.

Haunted or not, it does have a cool neon sign out front!

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