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PIC ID: 376659

Ping Pong Photos

American, active 1910s

No Gender (Business or Collective)

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"Ping Pong Photos" seems to be a term for small format photographs that was used in the mid 1900s to 1910s. It is likely they were some sort of photo booth, as a number of positions (often 5) were advertised for a set price. Stationers offered mats and frames with multiple openings specifically for the format. This studio (or booth) was located at 106 East 125th Street, presumably in Manhattan, at an unknown date. The address was the location of William Crooke's billiard room in 1918, and so was possibly associated with that. Beyond stamps on the backs of photographs in the New York Public Library collection, no definitive reference to this "Ping Pong Photos" has been found.

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Ping Pong Photos has 1 location.

Studio or Business (1910s)

106 East 125th Street
New York, NY