Even though we think of them as a silly novelty today, photo booths once made photography accessible and, perhaps more importantly, fun for normal people. And they’ve created some pretty iconic images, like this shot of newlyweds John and Jackie Kennedy.
In 1926, Anatol Josepho opened the first photo booth, which he dubbed the Photomaton, at 1659 Broadway in New York City. It was an instant success. As many as 7,500 people a day popped in their 25 cents — the equivalent of about $3 today — to receive, by the mysterious inner workings of the machine, eight photographs of themselves.
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