Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Birth of Tillie

Many of you Asbury Park fans know that Tillie of Palace Amusements fame, has been featured on my FaceBook fan page.
Few folks know that the demonic clown image of Tillie was morphed from the trademark that George Tilyou used on his Steeplechase Parks and Piers.
Some say he patterned the image after a photo of his brother but as you can see in this very cool photo of Atlantic City it was prominently displayed on his Steeplechase Pier.

I'm working on a post about the fellow who created Tille for the Palace Amusements and will publish it soon
For the time being click on this fun image and check out a very crowded boardwalk on a long ago Easter Day.

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow and there all so composed not like these days, when there is a crowd!!