Lighter Camera

Back in the 1950s, before digital cameras and smartphones, spies relied on inconspicuous objects, like the Echo 8 Lighter Camera, to conduct surveillance operations. As the name suggests, it’s essentially a combination of camera and cigarette lighter, made by the Suzuki company from 1951. A few years later, in 1955, they released a simplified Camera Lite model, designed to simply snap and go. Continue reading for more fascinating historical pictures.

19. Drive-In Fast Food Restaurant with Cool Air Being Pumped Into Car – 1957

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18. Listening Booths in London Music Store – 1955

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17. Carrie Fisher with 12-year-old Warwick Davis on Set of ROTJ

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16. Texas Track Club of Abilene – 1964

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15. Street Gang – 1916

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14. Grade School Dance – 1951

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13. Disneyland’s Inn-Between Employee Cafe – 1961

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12. Little Eskimo and Her Husky Puppy – 1949

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11. Victorian-Era Woman Being Photographed for first Time – 1892

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10. Three Stooges In and Out of Character – 1939

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9. Rich Children vs. Poor Children in London – 1932

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8. Bernie Sanders – 1971

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7. Snow White Attraction on Disneyland’s Opening Day – 1955

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6. GM’s Technical Center Reception Desk – 1956

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5. Young Couple Spend Night Out in Vegas – 1957

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4. Busy Weekend at Balboa Beach – 1947

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3. United Airlines Stewardess – 1970

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2. Saturday Afternoon $0.25 Movie + Cartoons Double Matinee – 1953

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1. Economy Class – 1973

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