Tllie Amusement Park Icon

The iconic grinning face of Tillie was a symbol of both Coney Island and Asbury Park, NJ. Probably named for George C. Tilyou who owned the Steeplechase Park and the Palace Amusements which used images on the buildings. The tin face was a dimensional sign soldered together with holes for attachment in the back.The face has wonderful old paint that was scorched in the checks where a pair of light bulbs lit up the mouth and the eyes which were painted on glass. Now mounted over a metal base. From a private collection. 29 x 19 x 7 in.
$6,500.-