Remember Photo Booths? Those magical machines in Five and Dime stores where you sat on the funny hard bench and showed your true self in 4 quick photos. I remember so distinctly the one at our local Woolworth store. My mom, being the practical German that she is, would never allow us to waste our money on a photo booth. So it was a special treat to get to junior high and have a little of my own money to sit down and capture myself and friends in those 4 photos.

We recently went to Dollywood, a local amusement park in Pigeon Forge, TN with our dear friends the Myers. Dollywood has the modern day equivalent to the old chemical-based photo booth – a digital one. Check out some of the neat pictures we took:

There is even a site devoted to the old time chemical-based booths at and Flickr has a bunch of groups and images.

If you have any, please post them in our gallery and share with everyone!

Till next time – Keep Snappin’


(Photo Booth picture courtesy of Creative Commons license)

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Stan brings to the site a long career in the photo industry from working as a professional photographer to 13 years with Kodak to his present position asDirector or Marketing with Advanced Photographic Solutions color lab.Having spent all his adult life in the photo industry, Stan discovered the wild world of digiscrap through wife Jenn (better known as ScrapKitty Design). Even 12 years of teaching Photoshop and digital imaging to photographers didn't prepare him for the wild and wooly world of digi-crops, so he sticks to teaching classes and writing about photography and PS/PSE on their blog Stan and Jenn are transplanted Yankees in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, and would not live in lake effect snow again if you paid them.


  1. Beckygtx says:

    I think I have one of these of my mother and her sister MANY years ago. Need to go dig through the old photos.

  2. Little Kitty says:

    Wow! We all look like dorks!

  3. Zanne says:

    I remember doing this in my teen years. How fun!

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