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Taken with the Ansco Readyflash
February 2014

“I fell in love with taking pictures, with wandering around finding things. To me it feels like a kind of performance. The picture is a document of that performance.” Alec Soth

I received this Kodak Jr. a gift. I used 120 film on a 620 spool.

The Ansco Readyflash is a simple viewfinder-type camera with a fixed focus lens, fixed aperture and single-speed shutter. Made in 1953, it took 620 film, giving 8 2¼” x 3¼” exposures on a roll. The body is a basic sheet-metal box, with removable lid, and plastic fittings carrying the lens, shutter and viewfinder.