Ansco Dollar Camera

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The diminutive Ansco Dollar Camera was introduced by Ansco of Binghamton, New York in about 1910[1]. It is a simple box camera designed for 4×6.5 cm images on 127 film (which Ansco designated 2C).

Many examples are embossed with the full name ANSCO DOLLAR CAMERA below the lens. McKeown's notes this camera was also available in burgundy and green leather; or in a red "Kiddie Camera" version[2].


  1. In a June 1924 Boy's Life magazine ad (via Google Books), the camera was still being sold for one dollar, plus another dollar for 4 rolls of film.
  2. McKeown, James M. and Joan C. McKeown's Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras, 12th Edition, 2005-2006. USA, Centennial Photo Service, 2004. ISBN 0-931838-40-1 (hardcover). ISBN 0-931838-41-X (softcover). Page 57.