A Polaroid Camera cost $116.00 in 1964, or about $800.00 in today’s money.

 

December 21, 1964, Monday

Worked all day long. My feet are just killing me. I haven’t started Christmas shopping. After work I took Janice home, then went shopping. We’re getting Daddy a Polaroid Camera, it cost $116. I’m paying for $50.00 of it maybe, or I will just by them both clothes.

saffrons rule polaroid

A $116.00 Polaroid Camera in today’s money would be about $800.00…  So, for me to pay for half of it was a lot of money, I earned doing two part time jobs… standing on my feet till I was in pain… But I wanted this to be a Christmas my parents would remember.

 

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About saffronsrule

Sharrie Williams is the author of The Maybelline Story and a direct descendant of the Maybelline Cosmetic Family. Great niece of Maybelline founder Tom Lyle Williams. Buy a signed copy today.
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