The novelty Photo Booth. Shall we call it the "Cut-out" back drop? You go behind a backdrop and put your face through a hole and SNAP! You are part of history!
And the laff of the party!
Souvenir photograph, Chicago c. 1940s
Here's a new one from guest contributor
Many are from the "New Chinatown" series.
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Some are done a bit differently. There is no painted backdrop, just a prop to sit on or in. This one is a fake airplane against the background view of the beach.
Sometimes it isn't a booth at all.
Sometimes it is just a corral and a costume and a fake horse...or two.
This one is a rare find. Three Poses, Same People! It's from the
TASTEVICK Flickr collection
Here is one that is a little different. Instead of a comic cut-out, a stuffed donkey with a wagon is the prop. These two photographs were obviously years apart.
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