1. The patent for the first automated photography machine was filed in 1888. YES 1888! It probably was never built but still…
2. The first known really working photographic machine was shown at the World Fair in Paris in 1889. These early machines were not reliable enough to be self-sufficient.
3. The first commercially successful automatic photographic apparatus was the “Bosco “from the Inventor Conrad Bernitt of Hamburg (Patented July-16-1890).
4. The modern concept of the photo booth with a curtain originated with Anatol Josepho. The first photo booth appeared in 1925 on Broadway in New York City. For 25 cents, the photo booth took, developed and printed 8 photos. This process took roughly ten minutes. “When it first opened, there were people standing all the way around the block. Time magazine reported that 280,000 customers had entered the photo booths in the first six months.” The Photomaton Company was created to place photo booths nationwide. The photo booth phenomenon had begun.