Robert is Joe’s grandson, and holds the Joe’s camera in his trust. Robert recently unearthed the camera, having packed it up after the Christchurch earthquake. Here are photos taken March 11th 2015 of Robert with the camera that Joe took to Gallipoli tucked into his sock.
The camera was made by Eastman Kodak in Rochester New York USA. To the right of the dial, there are four aperture settings; 'clouds marine', 'distant view', 'average view' and 'near view portrait'. The left of the dial there are also four shutter speed settings; '25' for 'Clear', 'B', 'T' and '50' for 'Brilliant'. The camera is a Pocket Kodak with two dates inscribed on the front 'Mar 4th 1902' and 'May 6th 1913'.
Joe was a keen photographer before the war and may have used this camera in his work helping a professional photographer in Gore, Southland before the war.