The Box Brownie was an enormously popular camera introduced by the Eastman-Kodak company at the turn of the century. Like the tintype, it played a role in democratizing photography, since it was affordable and easy to use. The operator need not load, unload or develop the film, they would simply mail the camera to Eastman-Kodak, and it would be returned along with the developed prints. They can be picked up very cheaply, as there is still an abundance of these cardboard beauties all around the world.
We picked up this Brownie at an antique store, and with a few simple modifications have converted it to shoot tintype photographs. Along with our portable darkbox, we should be able to shoot old fashioned tintypes even further away from the studio than ever before!