Think of a photobooth and what comes to mind is a mall bustling with teenagers and tweens lining up for a go at taking some funny and candid shots with their besties.
These pictures, however, are from the days when smartphones didn’t exist and people posed determined and stiff in front of large cameras on special occasions. But not in these photos. The women posing in the privacy of the photo cabins seem much more relaxed and candid:
The first self portrait vending machine or “photobooth” was introduced in 1883 by a Percival Everett. By the early Edwardian era photobooth selfies had become quite a craze.