3.02.2012

appreciated depreciation


So yesterday afternoon between classes, I scored this vintage photographer's blower brush at the Powell Goodwill. Now I feel like a photographer. I love the tomato-red rubber bulb contrasted with the yellow-and-black box and the sophisticated browns of the natural bristles and plastic connector. It's the little things.



The original price tag reads $1 in 1955 at Eastman Kodak Stores, Inc. Goodwill's price was .99, the lowest price at which they start anything other than canning jars—meaning I saved a penny by waiting 57 years.
 


 

Note that both the product and the box itself are made in U.S.A. Why is it again that America no longer makes stuff when we used to make such nice stuff?



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