Photomaton

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Photomaton
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Photograph of a businessman encircled by gold border over black background. 

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PHILADELPHIA BADGE CO. PHILA. PA.

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The"Photomaton" was the name of the first Photo booth. It was invented by Russian-American photographer Anatol Josepho in 1925. The original Photomaton was located in New York Cty cost 25 cents to operate, and took 8 images per customer. In 1927, Josepho sold the patent rights to his invention to a group of investors led by Henry Morgentahau for a million dollars. In 1934 the Photomatic was invented, it was completely automated and replaced the Photomaton in photo booth locations around the United States.

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