Positive Memories – Creating Positive Images Inspired by the Photobooth Process – By Andy Smale
When I was young, every bus or railway station, airport, Woolworths, Boots, shopping centers and department stores all had a Photo booth. These booths allowed the sitter to have 4 pictures taken, in return for a suitable deposit of coins, followed by the actual silver gelatin black and white photographs in a strip about 1.5 inches wide and 5 inches long. The pictures were accepted by the passport office and were of great quality.
Some of the machines were also capable of producing a single portrait or 4 mini portraits in a square as well as the more common strip of photos described above.