|This unusual Kodak catalog (front and
back covers shown above)was found and mailed from France to me by Gerard
Dole with the following explanation: "I just got this superb Kodak
catalog, the more precious because printed in September 1936!! Summer
1936 was the first time the popular French, thanks to the new socialist
regime, had two weeks or so (I have to check) of paid vacations. A frenzy
took the country, who riding a bike, riding a train or taking passage
on a neighbor's car, went down south. Many saw the sea for the first time
You'll understand the need for a camera. The back cover, intentionally,
shows the pleasure of the seaside and vacations."
I like the fact that the cover shows both men and women equally getting
pleasure from using their cameras.