Photobooth selfies of women from 1900s to the 1970s-
The first self portrait vending machine or “photobooth” was introduced back in 1883 by a Percival Everett. By the early Edwardian era – photobooth selfies had become quite a craze.
They were commonly found at sea resorts. The first set of images found by Walter Plotnick is a touching collection of selfies by a young lesbian couple. The secrecy of the photobooth allowed people to create secret keepsakes for themselves. They also captured a spontaneity that is rarely seen in early photography of women.