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Empire 120 Box Camera

Empire 120 Box Camera

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This Empire 120 box camera was made by the Emmerling and Richter Co. of Berlin, Germany during the 1930s. Flossie Haggard used this camera to document the family’s trip from Oklahoma to California during relocation of home by car and trailer via Route 66, 1935. Once in California, the Haggards and their children, Lillian and James Lowell, made their home near Bakersfield, and James found work with the Santa Fe Railway. Another son, Merle, was born in Bakersfield and began his singing career there.
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Date made
Emmerling and Richter Co.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 5 in x 4 in x 5 in; 12.7 cm x 10.16 cm x 12.7 cm
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accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of James Lowell Haggard, Jr., Merle R. Haggard and Lillian Haggard Hoge
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Cultures & Communities
America on the Move
America on The Move
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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