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"Five-a-Minute and a Million!"

Item is an article about the Phototeria, written by Frederick Griffin and published in the Toronto Star Weekly on April 14th, 1928.

Griffin, Frederick

Phototeria articles

File contains digital reproductions of vintage and current articles featuring the Phototeria.

The Phototeria

  • 2015.24
  • Collection
  • 1925-2007

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 member...

McCowan, David A.

Phototeria interview with Peter McCowan

Item is a short synopsis of an interview that George Dunbar conducted with Peter McCowan, son of Phototeria creator David A. McCowan, in preparation for a 2006 article on the photobooth.

Dunbar, George

Phototeria and Peter McCowan

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 crat...

Dunbar, George

Phototeria at Jim McCowan's Barn

Items contains 88 digital images of the Phototeria taken at the Baldwin, Ontario farm owned by Jim McCowan (a distant cousin of the inventor, David A. McCowan), where the booth was stored until 2015.

Dunbar, George