A woman using a tanning vending machine, 1949
In our days we’re more aware than ever to the harming consequences of tanning and sun exposure. But in the past it wasn’t common knowledge, and as it turns out a tanning machine was a popular solution for women seeking to pamper up.
The tanning vending machine was invented in 1949 in Chicago, naturally, a city that doesn’t get a lot of natural sunshine. The vending machines was placed around public places.