Sitting on a paper moon, 1910s-1940s Retronaut | Retronaut - See the past like you wouldn't believe.

Sitting on a paper moon, 1910s-1940s Retronaut | Retronaut - See the past like you wouldn't believe.

From an original 19th century (June 15, 1889) illustration, by George Walker

From an original 19th century (June 15, 1889) illustration, by George Walker

It's only a paper 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.

How to: Paper Moon Photobooth

It's only a paper 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.

Dusting The Moon, Lovely lady,Paper Moon  Vintage Image, digital download. $2.50, via Etsy.

Dusting The Moon, Lovely lady,Paper Moon Vintage Image, digital download. $2.50, via Etsy.

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