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Posted 6 years ago

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I don't know what these old photos are, they are in a strip. They remind me of boardwalk photo booths! Did they have them back in 1903?


  1. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 6 years ago
    Very nice photos Beaux Purdy !I was able to dig up a little info on these. The first commercially successful photo booth of this type the Boscoe, patented in July 16, 1890,by the inventor Conrad Bernitt of Hamburg, Germany. They used ferrotypes for the photos. The first ones that actually used a positive and negative process was invented by a German by the name of Carl Sasse in 1896. The modern concept photo with curtains originated with Anatol Jose and first appeared on Broadway, in NewYork city in 1925. So, depending on where these photos were taken, they could have actually been made in a early photo booth. Hope this helps !
  2. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 6 years ago
    WoW,ThriftyGypsy, I thought I was just being silly in thinking a photo booth could be that old! You did some some great research, and thank you so much for sharing it here. I found these in my Grandparents house. All the photos were dumped onto the floor in a huge mess, so it is very confusing trying to figure out the names and dates of photos spanning over four generations. I don't even know who these people are, I'm hoping I can figure where they fit into family history.
    Thanks A Lot!
  3. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
    I've found going through many photo's of my family that if you can identify one person then you can find other pics of them, family resemblances then show up. Then you can build out from there, slowly you may be able to add more people. Also I've found that women are better at picking up on facial features then I am, but then that could just be my shortcomings.
  4. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 6 years ago
    You are very welcome BeauxPurdy ! I was suprised to see that they actually went back that far also, so I learned a little bit myself. Glad that you found it helpful. Hopefully you will be able to find out who these people were. I have alot of older photos from my family and I have no idea of who they are. I always try to put names, places, relations on photos that I take these days so that people looking at them years from now will know who they are looking at ! Talk to you later, Thrifty Gypsy.
  5. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 6 years ago
    Walksoftly, Oh, I am so bad at facial recognition! But you are right, once I figured out who my Granny was, it started to fall into place... And some of these people (a LOT of them) died before I was born. Background items were what I started relying on first, clothing, fabric, jewelry, furniture, ect.
    One man did keep popping up that confused me...He was a chauffeur! Who would have thought...What a life. He was a great artist too, I have some of his paintings.

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