Fairground attraction: Shoot!

After the first world war, a curious game started popping up at fairgrounds: the shooting gallery.
Man shooting photo with gun
Brassai, Paris 1935

Distant ancestor of today’s video games, "Shoot a Photo" attractions, appeared among fairground stands around 1920. If the shooter's bullet hit the bullseye, they won a photo of themselves. In this new game the shooter fired upon himself.

Shoot a Photo at fairground stand
Henri Cartier Bresson, Paris 1930
Shoot a Photo at fairground stand
Federico Fellini, Rinaldo Geleng, Rimini 1940
Shoot a Photo at fairground stand
Man Ray, Lee Miller, Paris 1929
Shoot a Photo at fairground stand
Robert Delpire, Robert Frank, Paris 1958
Shoot a Photo at fairground stand
Paul Eluard, Paris 1929
Shoot a Photo at fairground stand
Simone de Beauvoir, Jean Paul Satre, Paris 1929
Shoot a Photo at fairground stand
Tazio Secchiaroli, Rome 1947
Shoot a Photo at fairground stand
Shoot a photo

Shooters: Brassai, Man Ray, Lee Miller, Federico Fellini, Rinaldo Geleng, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Eric de Jesse, Christiane d’Hybouville, Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre, Robert Delpire, Suziel Bonnet, Mary et Robert Frank, Tazio Secchiaroli, Paul Eluard, Gilles Deleuze, Jacqueline Duhême.