Minox Riga Camera

1938-1943, Latvia

For nearly 40 years, the Minox was the go-to spy device for taking secret snapshots. Although it was created in Germany in 1938 as a commercial product, the CIA and KGB used the Minox until the 1970s. Its small size, high-resolution lens, flexibility, and large capacity (taking 50 photos without reloading) made it ideal for clandestine photography.