Photobooth Journal:

A repost from a favourite blogger of mine. Thanks Richard!

Originally posted on lost and found:

This set of photographs was kindly kept for me by a smallholder at my local car boot sale.

He knows that I collect old photographs and had hung onto this set from last year.

No information on the reverse but they had fun, back then the Photo Booths took four different images.

Judging by the clothes I would say the photographs date from the 1960s or 70s.

The two ladies look alike, perhaps they were  mother and daughter?

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Triptych taken in July 2013 for an exhibition that sadly never happened.

Merry X-mas and O-mas, Merry Kisses and Hugs to everyone who has supported my blog, and supported me during this time of ill health.

Thanks for the comments you left on my last post (as yet un answered, but greatly appreciated). I hope to be able to do some regular writing next year. I have lots of wonderful items to share with you.

Seasons Greetings to all, both long-time followers, new followers and casual readers. Have fun!


Father Christmas and friends. A booth pic found online, with thanks to the original owner.

With best wishes, from Katherine.

Unfortunately after my sister Sue’s recent visit, I suffered a severe relapse of my illness (see About Me section above). I am unable to sit for more than 5 minutes at a time without dizzy spells, heart palpitations etc. Thus I need to take another break from my favourite thing, blogging.

I apologise that I will be unable to visit other blogs or get back to your messages and comments but hopefully in a week or two will be more up to the challenge.

Happy Blogging



17 June 2000, Southland Shopping Centre, Cheltenham, Victoria

One day in June, 2000, my darling friend and virtual sister Petrina and I went on a shopping expedition to get some cosmetic luxuries.  With those came a free make-up session at Chanel. I don’t think either of us, before or since, have been plastered with quite as much make-up as we were that day. It was a fun thing to do together and had to be commemorated with some photobooth photos, of course!

These come from my series Photobooth 41 Year Project. You can see all the posts that document the series by clicking here.



This has to be my favourite Photoweigh image and also one of my all-time-favourite photobooth photos. The reason I particularly love this image is that it reminds me of the wonderful comic character created by Rowan Atkinson, Mr Bean and his best friend Teddy.

Teddy is Mr. Bean’s teddy bear and perhaps Mr. Bean’s best friend. Mr. Bean often pretends Teddy is alive and he is often privy to Mr. Bean’s various schemes. I wonder what relationship the young man in the booth photo had with his bear, and what might have prompted him to take him to the booth for a photo? He looks a bit too old to be playing with a teddy bear, so perhaps it was taken to entertain a young child?


Rowan Atkinson as Mr Bean, with his friend Teddy.

I had assumed that this Photoweigh photo was taken at a railway station in Frankfurt but on Googling the address Kaiserstr 67 (full address Kaiserstraße 67 60329 Frankfurt am Main – see picture of location as it looks today, belowfound that it is part of a shopping street. Where the booth once stood is now the Yan Jing Chinese Restaurant.

More Photoweigh photo examples from the UK and Germany can be seen here, along with a detailed history of the booths written by David Simkin of Sussex PhotoHistory.

Another blogger of vintage photographs, Richard Overy, has found some wonderful examples of other Photoweigh photos from the UK from Barry Island. The links to those photos are below. I would also encourage you to explore more of Richard’s found photo blog for more interesting old photographs.


Kaiserstraße 67 60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Yan Jing Chinese Restaurant is currently located where the Photoweigh Photobooth stood in the 1930s


My darling sister Susie still has a few days left in Australia before her return to her home in Dublin. Above is one of 10 photobooth strips we have taken so far on this visit. Four of the strips are colour digital ones and 6 are from a black and white chemical booth.

This series of photos was taken at my closest photobooth which is in Frankston, Victoria. On the day these were taken, we were there to see the film Guardians of the Galaxy (we both loved it) and to buy Sue’s favourite sweet treat, peanut butter dream bars. There was also the need for a photobooth adventure, as per my obsession, which Sue very kindly indulges.


28 February 2000, Melbourne Central Station, Melbourne

One of the best aspects of having been a Guide Dog of Victoria puppy raiser was the ability to go anywhere with your dog, including restaurants, shops, the cinema and all public places animals would not normally be allowed.

I took this photo strip on the first day that my first graduate, Charlie, came to Melbourne University with me. I was studying for a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education.

The Guide Dog Association is always very appreciative of the work volunteers do for them. Below are just two of the certificates they gave me during the three years I was involved with them.

When Charlie graduated, I was given a mounted portrait of him in his official working gear. I took it out some time ago to show a friend, as I am very proud of having been involved in his success, but didn’t put it back where it was supposed to be and thus was unable to find it to show you for this post. It is a beautiful professional photo and Charlie looked very proud of himself, I can tell you.



These come from my series Photobooth 41 Year Project. You can see all the posts that document the series by clicking here.



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