This was my very first camera, given to me by my parents, I just don't remember how old I was at the time. I looked up the history of the (Baby Brownie Special) kodak camera. The years it was available was 1939-1954. I wasn't even born yet, so it made me begin to wonder was it brand new, or just new to me! It doesn't matter, I was excited to get it, I do remember that. The price when it came out was $ 1.25.