Walking through the park and reminiscing...

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  1. Robert Hall

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    Who remembers the (very) old booths to get ones picture taken with a friend, or just ones self?

    How did they do that? Was that done with positive paper or did it use a negative and print along the way? What has happened to those cameras?

    Anyone? Anyone?
     
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    Nowadays around my city, Melbourne, they are mostly digital, but I think there are still some analog ones, like two black and white ones at Flinders Street Station. The movie "Amelie" features those photo booths quite heavily.
     
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    I have a library book titled 'American Photobooth' out on loan at the moment. It has some history of photobooths but is mostly reproductions of photos made in these things over the decades. Essentially they were automated studios & darkrooms with all the usual chemicals involved.
    http://www.photobooth.net/
    this site has a wealth of information about photobooths.
     
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    Reminds me of one at a street carnival in my home town back when I was in high school (late 1960's era). We got a paper strip with 4 photos for 50 cents (??) or so. I wonder what they did with the negatives, or did they do it that way? Where did they all go to, that big landfill in the sky (or just out of town)?

    paulie
     
  5. Robert Hall

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    That is what I was wondering. What an awesome collection of anonymous portraits?