May 22, 1924

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News from May 22, 1924

News from May 22, 1924 (Buffalo News, via™)

Trends in the 1924 Photography Market

In Philadelphia, May 1924, photographic supply dealers were preparing for an upswing in sales with the arrival of warmer weather, a period traditionally associated with increased consumer interest in photography. Reports at the time indicated a fair level of sales which showed signs of improvement as the summer vacation approached.

Consumer preferences emphasized medium and small-sized cameras during this period, with postcard-sized cameras particularly popular. This shift towards portable photography equipment pointed to a significant change from the bulky and complicated devices of the past, towards cameras that were easier to use and carry around for casual photography and travel. Smaller box-type cameras also remained in demand, suggesting their continued popularity among photography enthusiasts.

Despite the evolving market dynamics, prices for these cameras remained unchanged.

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