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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!

More From the Great Minnesota Get-Together

I’ve got a few more photos from the 2014 Great Minnesota Get-Together to share. I have to say I was blown away by the size of the fair. So many things to see and do — and eat! So many things on a stick! Even hotdish.

Hotdish on a Stick
Hotdish on a Stick

We only went once, but I can see how you need to go multiple times to see and do everything.

Check out my previous post about the fair: The 2014 Minnesota State Fair, Part One.

Holga Week 2014 – Part Two

This year, the week of July 21 through July 27 has been designated “Holga Week 2014.” I absolutely LOVE the Holga camera, especially the original 120S model. Sadly it’s been discontinued.

I own quite a few different Holga models, including the 135BC that I used for Roll 20 of this year’s 52-Rolls Project. During Holga Week I also used my Holgaroid, a Polaroid back for the Holga medium format model.

Interested in learning more about the Holga? Check out the Holga Wikipedia page.

Do you use a Holga camera or two or three? I’d love to see your work! Share a link in the comments and let us know where we can find you.