18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Wednesday, June 25, 1913: Went up to McEwensville this afternoon to transact some very important business, or rather so it seemed to me.
Now what could it be? Nothing less than that I sent off for a camera. I’ve wanted one for a long time, but thought I could hardly afford it. I was reminded that I really wanted it only by finding a camera catalog up in the garret yesterday. And as I had earned almost five dollars during the last two weeks, I carried the project through.
If it isn’t an Eastman, it isn’t a Kodak.
It’s springtime. Every field and park and woodland—every walk and ride, every joyous outing, invites your KODAK.
Eastman Kodak Co.,
Rochester, N.Y., The Kodak City.
Catalogue free at your dealers or by mail.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
A camera sounds like a lot of fun. What a great thing for Grandma to spend her money on!
Grandma made quite a bit picking strawberries—and, of course, she had money that she received earlier in the spring as graduation presents.