Photobooth Women – 1900s to the 1970s

Photobooth selfies of women from 1900s to the 1970s-

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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 photo-booth allowed people to create secret keepsakes for themselves. They also captured a spontaneity that is rarely seen in early photography of women.

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See our updated post A Century of Women Photobooth Selfies !

Sources:

Ebay
Walter Plotnick
Vintage Photobooth
The Long Way Home Diaries
Vintage Black Folks

Comments

  1. These are delightful! And quite touching as well.

    Photobooths have always held a special place for me. Not only do I love them, but I was proposed to in one!

    xoxo
    -Janey

  2. It’s incredible … It’s just like if we were near of these women, waiting our turn … A lovely mark of the past. Thanks !