Olympus 35 | Vintage Exploration
Recently I told you about the discovery of a box of vintage cameras found in my grandma’s closet (click here to see the post). I took a series of photos of each of these gems and am finally ready to start sharing them! Today I want to tell you about the Olympus 35.
I’ve had a hard time finding info on the web about the Olympus 35. The closest I can find is the Olympus 35I which is very similar. The 35I was released in Tokyo in 1948. The one in my family’s possession, to the best of my grandma’s knowledge, dates back to sometime between 1954 & 1955 when my grandfather was stationed in Japan with the U.S. Marine Corps. My grandmother can’t remember if grandpa purchased it before he went overseas or while he was there. What we do know is that there are photo albums from his time in Japan with photographs taken with this camera.
Grandpa’s Olympus 35 is still in pristine working condition. It is a bit dusty, but even the leather case is in remarkable shape and looking no where near its 60+ year age. My husband and I put a roll of film in it and took a few photos (I’ll share those another day).
Below are a few of my favorites from the Olympus 35 Collection.
I hope you enjoyed the brief trip back into my family’s history!
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