Friday, November 4, 2011
How To Be A Retronaut, from 1944 to 1946, the U.S. Camera Publishing Company issued a series of comic books to get kids interested in photography. These Camera Comics books featured stories of photographers in wartime, crime fighting and other adventures; as well as stories about pioneering figures in the history of photography. The fictional characters included Linda Lens, Kid Click, and my favorite, "Jim Lane, Insurance Investigator." I wonder if he was Lois Lane's brother. There were also some neat ads for Kodak and Graflex showing the role their products were playing in the war effort.