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Rare Celebrity Selfies From Vintage Photo Booths Over The Years

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Rare Celebrity Selfies From Vintage Photo Booths Over The Years

Before there were cell phones and selfie sticks, there were photo booths. This vintage collection of automatic portraits goes to show that things haven't changed too much; celebrities have been taking selfies for almost a century now!

Rumored to have been invented in 1926 by Siberian immigrant Anatol Josepho, the first photo booth was introduced to the public on Broadway in New York City. The booth promised to preserve your memories for just 25 cents per sheet.

Considering a sheet included 8 shots and cut-out the need for a photographer or processor, the photo booth was a clear upgrade from the cumbersome tradition of studio portraits popular before that.

Not long after its invention, the photo booth became a worldwide phenomenon, eventually reaching the level of popularity we now know it for.

This collection of portraits spans the so-called "golden years" of photo booth history, a period that stretched for the next 50 years after its invention. You'll spot everyone from Elvis to Andy Warhol and even a 12-year-old Marilyn Monroe.


Mel Ferrer, Audrey Hepburn, Truman Capote


Young Miles Davis


18-Year-Old James Dean


Elvis Presley


Marguerite Duras


Andre Breton


Andy Warhol


Rene Magritte


12-Year-Old Marilyn Monroe

Via Longstreet & Smithsonian

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