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seaside photographic boards

by Heather Allen 26 March 2002

I’m researching the boards that photographers used to use in seaside towns to take pictures of holidaymakers as eg the ‘fat lady’ or the ‘iron man’ – the fat lady/iron man being painted on the front and you as the holidaymaker stuck your head through a hole and became the fat lady/iron man’s head. Do you know if these boards had a name and where I might be able to get pictures of them? I’m living in Germany so web-based info is easier but anything will help – I desperately need some images of them.

Many thanks for your help and looking forward to hearing from you

Heather Allen

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