Yashica Guy Advertisement – 1959

From Asahi Camera Yearbook 1959.

yashica guy 1959

The latest model camera depicted here is the Yashica YE (bottom center) but not yet the Yashica-Nicca 35 YF which was released in the latter part of 1959 (maybe September).

I haven’t been able to identify the model posing with the Yashica camera, some say he’s Mr. Banks from Mary Poppins. The mustache is wrong and the wink and the pipe seem to be some sort of known look of the guy. Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

mr banks

David Cecil MacAlister Tomlinson – as Mr. George Banks – 1964

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