first in space

Ansco Autoset

A new to me Ansco Autoset I’ve started shooting this week. John Glenn purchased a Minolta Hi-Matic at a drugstore before his three orbits in Friendship 7. Ansco, until then a film company, rebranded the camera as the Ansco Autoset. When the astronaut appeared on State Street yesterday, I thought photos of the Autoset and the pages of the manual would make a neat post.

Next time we have an astronaut on State Street, I’ll be at the ready with my Ansco Autoset which “…takes all of the guesswork out of photography, assures you of good pictures every time!”*

*The “guesswork” is my favorite part, and only if the light meter still works!


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