27 Apr 2015
ORIGIN OF THE PHOTO BOOTH
The modern concept of photo booth with (later) a curtain originated with Anatol Josepho, who arrived in the U.S. from Russia in 1923 with the first photo booth appearing 1925 on Broadway in New York City. For 25 cents, the booth took, developed and printed 8 photos, a process taking roughly ten minutes. In the first six months after the booth was erected, it was used by 280,000 people. The Photomaton Company was created to place booths nationwide. On March 27, 1927, Josepho was paid $1,000,000 and guaranteed future royalties for his invention.