Agfa Box Cameras Made Photography Accessible

Agfa-Box cameras have come to the market in Germany in the 1930s. It are cameras that because of their design could easily be mass-produced and therefore have made photography accessible to many people in Europe. The camera uses rollfilm (type 120) and produces 6x9cm negatives. Agfa was selling e.g. the Agfa Box 44 for about 4 German Marks. This price was lower than the production price, but this did not cause a problem since profits were made on the sales of film. The German WikiPedia page referenced below gives a complete overview of the various models that have been produced.

Image: Advertisement from "Fotohandel HAFO", a dealer of Afga products in The Hague (The Netherlands), published in a newspaper in 1939.

Image: Advertisement from "Fotohandel HAFO", a dealer of Afga products in The Hague (The Netherlands), published in a newspaper in 1939.