Spy Camera

Spy Camera
The ad captured from a scan of Boy's Life magazine at Google Books.
I bought one of these when I was a kid, ordering it from this very ad that I found again thanks to Google and its archive of Boy’s Life magazines.

I went around shooting all six rolls, but they neglected to tell you where and how to process the tiny rolls of film. For all I know, the camera or film never actually worked, but back in 1970, a dollar didn’t come easy to a 9-year-old. You could buy eight candy bars with a buck back then, so this represented a significant investment.

Both the camera and unprocessed exposed film is long-gone by now. What I wouldn’t give to see those pictures today.