Friday, March 14, 2008

American Photobooth



I love those old photobooth pictures! Such interesting, funny and touching portraits have been taken since its invention. My favorite is this one of my mom and dad, which I recently discovered in a box of books. It fell out of a paperback copy of "The Little Prince".
A new book is out on the history of the American Photobooth, by Näkki Goranin (W. W. Norton, 2008) . I can't wait to read it.

Here is a fun website filled with photobooth photos:
http://squareamerica.com/pb1.htm

3 comments:

Three Beezers said...

Wow! Love these! Some of those people are so interesting! I am an old photo fiend. I could easily get rat packish about it...

Beezer Too said...

What a handsome couple! (And look--I'm posting as myself, not as anonymous. That alone is worthy of Happiness on Tap!

Beezer the First said...

like the new look! Spiffy! I just realized that is your own pic - thought you were quoting squareamerica. I see the resemblance! I have only a couple happy happy pics of me and hub because I'm the family photog.