Paper Moon Beams and Super Moon Dreams: Vintage Paper Moon Photography
This evening as I publish this article, the world is witnessing the closest, largest, brightest and most dazzling supermoon since Jan. 26, 1948. As I was doing some moon gazing tonight, I wondered what people many decades ago might have thought as they took in such a sight.
As I pondered this, my mind wandered to the interesting old-timey tradition of “paper moon photobooths.” Often a fixture of fairs, carnivals and festive parties, these photos allowed people to pose atop a smiling crescent moon for an unforgettable memory with friends and family. In this pre-photoshop era, it must have been a unique treat to have a photograph with such a vibrant background!
As I perused some of these photos from the early half of the 20th century, I collected a few to share with you. I hope you find them as whimsical as I do.