100-Year-Ago Studio Photography – 41 Vintage Photos of Paper Moon Portraits From the 1900s and 1910s

Long before Instagram, photo booths or even the common ownership of a camera, you could get your photograph taken sitting on the moon. Often a fixture at fairs, parties and carnivals, people sat in the crescent of a smiling “paper moon,” as if lifted to the stars.

A photographic phenomena primarily of the early half of the 20th century, it captivated the imagination of a world pre-Photoshop and gave many a memorable image of great times.

Here’s a collection of interesting paper moon portraits from between the 1900s and 1910s.

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