Thing used to take a picture

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Thing used to take a picture

Post by Stevenloan » Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:35 am

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- Hi everybody! What term do you use to call the entire colorful castle thing? People stand behind it and put their heads behind big holes for a picture.

Thanks very much!

StevenLoan
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Re: Thing used to take a picture

Post by Phil White » Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:31 pm

Hi Steven,
I really don't think that I have ever heard them called anything, but Wikipedia gives all of these alternatives:
"photo stand-in", "face in the hole board", "photo cutout board", "comic foreground" "picture you put your head in" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photo_stand-in). Of all those, only "face in the hole board" seems to ring true to me.

Personally, I like this one from Gary Larson:
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Re: Thing used to take a picture

Post by Erik_Kowal » Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:20 pm

I surmise that Gary Larson was not a fan of either children or clowns.
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Re: Thing used to take a picture

Post by Stevenloan » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:22 am

Phil White and Erik : Thank you both very much for your answers.

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