1950’s Polaroid Ad Showcases a Vintage Selfie

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Screenshot taken from the video

This week marks the start of the second ‘Roid Week for the year 2015, and to make this week very special we’re going to be featuring lots of instant film posts for the next couple of days. I also recommend checking out the Polaroid Sub-Reddit.

On YouTube, we managed to find a vintage Polaroid ad show on THE PERRY COMO SHOW for the complete line of Polaroid cameras with spokesperson Don Ameche playing up the benefits “instant photography. But what they end up doing is trying to take a selfie with outstretched arms in the same fashion that many people do today. What happens instead is Don uses the self-timer feature to take the shot.

This is a very old school Polaroid camera and many of these can be found today. Whether they’ll work or not is a different story though.

The ad is after the jump.

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