Cameras are pretty popular around my house and we are overflowing with photos. My kids are experts at saying "cheese". So a vintage Fisher Price camera was a perfect gift for my daughter's 2nd Birthday last summer. This particular camera made between 1974-1991 is the Fisher Price Pocket Camera #464 with photos of a trip to the zoo.
The zoo is another favorite of my girls, our local Phoenix Zoo even has a Fisher Price Little People themed play area! So you can imagine their excitement about this toy.
The camera is white and red with a yellow flash box on top. The flash box turns around when you press the button to take a pretend photo. Pushing the button also advances the zoo photos in the camera and makes a clicking type sound too! The flash cube should have lithographs on it, little stickers of yellow and blue flashbursts except the 1991 version had chicken (??what??) and star stickers.
The camera has a sturdy red and blue rope strap on the side. Makes it easy to carry the camera around. It also makes it easy to whip the camera around and crash into objects or people so watch out!
There is a second (clear) viewer on the camera that looks straight through so the child can take imaginary photos of their own. You can see it on the right in the photo above.
It's tricky to photograph the inside of a little toy like this but I made an effort! There are 27 different images in the camera. It starts with a photo of 3 kids riding a camel and the words "A Trip to the Zoo". Fisher Price Toys, East Aurora IL is on the bottom of the image with the year 1973.
The other images are: Tiger, Zebras, Giraffes, Lions, Polar Bear, Elephant, Llama, Mountain Goat, Orang-utan, Hippopotamus, Deer, Foxes, Bears, Monkey, Pony, Rhinoceros and last but not least a image of kids and adults eating ice-cream cones and holding balloons.
Most of the images are just the animals but a few have children looking at or interacting with them. I love love the sweet little 1970's children, they remind me of photos of my family. :)
It took her a little while to figure out how to use it. :)