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Empire 120 Box Camera

Empire 120 Box Camera

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Description
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.
Object Name
camera
Date made
unknown
maker
Emmerling and Richter Co.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 in x 4 in x 5 in; 12.7 cm x 10.16 cm x 12.7 cm
ID Number
2003.0183.04
accession number
2003.0183
catalog number
2003.0183.04
Credit Line
Gift of James Lowell Haggard, Jr., Merle R. Haggard and Lillian Haggard Hoge
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America on the Move
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Exhibition
America on The Move
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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