Origins

Anatol M. Josepho (1894-1980) from Siberia was the inventor of the original photochemical Photobooth. It took him 16 years to develop the idea into a reality.

Josepho was a passionate and charming man. He immigrated to the USA and, in 1921, raised $11,000 in New York for the creation of the photobooth at a time when the average home cost $2000.

In 1926, he sold the USA rights for $1,000,000.

Immediately, he gave half of the money to the needy of New York and paid back his investors (of the $11,000). With the rest of the money, he created a trust fund to support new inventors.


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