Walter M. Westervelt Advertisement for Vanity Kodak Camera—Designed for Women Photographers
Medium Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
Photo Date Late 1920's Print Date Late 1920's
Dimensions 9.88 x 7.88 in. (251 x 200 mm)
Photo Country United States (USA)
Photographer Country United States (USA)
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About This Image
An original vintage 1920's Modernist-style photo advertising the Vanity Kodak (ca. 1928-29) a camera manufactured by Kodak specifically for the female market. It would have come with matching compact, mirror, and change pocket, and is, at present, a highly collectible item. Note the streamlined, ultra-feminine case, here displayed in a superbly Deco setting--complete with reflections off a polished surface. Photographer's stamp verso. Westervelt was an advertising photographer based in NYC. Westervelt won the Art Director's awards for his Dobbs Hats photographs. He is listed in the Art Director's Annuals in the 1920's, working as graphic designer in illustration before taking up photography.
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