Agents working undercover need tools which allow them to gather intelligence covertly. This has led to innovations in the design of various pieces of equipment, but particularly cameras and recording devices.
This Whittaker Micro 16 camera was manufactured by Wm. R. Whittaker, Ltd. in Hollywood, California from 1946-1950. It was designed to be small enough to fit in a pocket or even an empty cigarette packet, so it was perfect for covert photography. There is a small hole on the side of this Marlboro cigarette packet for the lens of the camera to discretely peer out.