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Making Pictures. Three for a Dime.

Photographs by the Massengill family. Foreword by Phillip Jones. Introduction by Maxine Payne.
Dust-to-Digital, 2014. 180 pp., 6½xx¾".



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In the 1930s, the Massengill family of rural Arkansas built three portable photography studios on old truck frames, attached each to the back of any car that would run, and started a mobile photo booth business that would last for a decade. Without formal training or help, the Massengill family invented and improvised ways to mimic the popular photo booths they had seen in drugstores and brought their business to the dirt roads and open fields they knew well. Making Pictures: Three For a Dime, featuring Massengill family prints and photo albums collected by the artist Maxine Payne, illuminates a sliver of the Depression-era South previously unseen by the public.

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