This week’s challenge was to find one of the earliest photographs you took, and to identify the type of camera used. Well, this must have been amongst my earliest; my first ‘serious’ boyfriend with his second car. As I recall, this Volkswagen (or Thrungewagen as it was called) was his second car, the first (a Wolseley) having expired gracefully somewhere on the moors after rendering sterling service. This photo would have been taken with a Kodak Instamatic, the type that came with the blue flash cube… remember? Well maybe not… it was the late sixties after all.
This car finally gave up the ghost when the hole in the floor of the car eventually became the floor of the car itself. This was shortly after we’d been stopped by the police because of the ‘jagged edges’ of the sills. The car was a rustbucket… but beautifully held together by the paintwork, a tribute to its previous owner, an art student.
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