Making Pictures: Three for a Dime

Maxine Payne (Dust-to-Digital, 2014)

This book collects photographs made by the Massengill family of rural Arkansas who, in the 1930s, built three portable photography studios on old truck frames and started a mobile photobooth business that lasted for more than ten years. Inspired by the drugstore photobooth, they purchased cameras and lenses that would help them reproduce the photobooth image, and brought personal photography to the people and places of the rural south.

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