Sam & Willy's

3405 North Paulina St.
Chicago, IL 60657
B&W, 4 per strip, $3.00
Photos: August 26, 2005
Last visit: August 26, 2005


What better place than a pet store for a photobooth? The outside of this black and white booth is decorated with blown-up photos of pets and their owners in the booth, and the booth itself is surrounded by doggie beds, water bowls, and other assorted items for pets.

Joe, working behind the counter at Sam & Willy's the day I stopped by, talked to me about the booth and about the fact that many people who come in don't even notice it, or know what it is. While it's intended for owners and pets, the pet-less are allowed to use it as well. The transmission is a bit off, I think, as the sides of the photos featured the tell-tale shifts border; some chemical residue covered parts of a few of the photos, as well. Thanks to Joe for his help.

And I actually did receive a phone call after I'd put the money in, so that's what I look like talking to my wife.

UPDATE 12/19/09: Eric let us know that as of September, 2009, Sam & Willy's no longer has a photobooth. Sad.

Contributed by Brian, Eric