Collection consists of an automatic photobooth, and material related to its original function. Designed by David McCowan and patented on May 21, 1929. The collection includes vintage articles and advertisements, photographs of the booth and members of the McCowan family, the booth itself, along with related accessories.
Item consists of 25 photographs of Peter McCowan, son of the Phototeria inventor David A. McCowan, with various accessories from the booth. These include a portrait of Peter McCowan taken in the Phototeria, a lens, an instruction plate, and a crate that was used to store unexposed photographic discs used in the booth.
File contains advertisements and articles about the Phototeria and the Photette (the photographic disks the photo booth produced) from "Automatic Age" and "Coin Machine Journal", magazines that promoted automatic machines for sale as investments.
Item is an article published in the Science and Invention magazine, in 1927. The article details the Photomaton, a photo booth similar to the Phototeria, invented by Anatol N. Josepho, and located at 1659 Broadway, in New York City.