'Tillie' the famous face on two sides of 'Palace Amusements' (including 'The Fun House') , Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA, this photo, early 1980s [photo © Ted Polhemus]

From Wikipedia - 'Tillie' 'Tillie is the nickname of two murals of a grinning figure that were painted on the side of the Palace Amusements building in Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States. Tillie is an amusement park "fun face", painted over the winter of 1955-1956. The name Tillie is likely a nod to George C. Tilyou, the owner of Steeplechase Park in Coney Island, New York, which features similar grinning face signage . . . Tillie has inspired multiple merchandise based on it.[citation needed] Additionally, the mural has been featured in movies, Weird NJ magazine,[1] TV shows such as The Sopranos, and a famous photo of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band early in their career. . .

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