Wimpy Photo Stand-In in Chester, Illinois

There’s a Wimpy photo stand-in in Chester, Illinois: the Home of Popeye the Sailor Man.

Photo stand-ins (also called face in the hole boards, photo cutout boards, or comic foregrounds) are those big life-sized paintings (or photographs), usually of a person or animal, with a hole cut out of the face for a person (like you or me) to stand behind to get picture as the character.

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Here is one of Wimpy (the hamburger-loving character from Popeye the Sailor Man) in Chester, Illinois at Chester Square Gazebo Park, right underneath the Popeye mural! It’s a big picture of Wimpy from Popeye with his face gone to replace with your own! How fun!

You can’t not take a picture with this Wimpy photo op!

Looking for other things to do in Chester IL? While you’re in town be sure to also check out the Popeye statues, like the statue of Wimpy and the one of the spinach-eating man himself.

Wimpy Photo Op in Chester, Illinois - The Home of Popeye
Wimpy Photo Op in Chester, Illinois – The Home of Popeye

p.s. That’s the friend Joe’s head! (I swear he’s not unhappy, he just always makes faces like that.

Wimpy Photo Stand-In

Location: Chester Square Gazebo Park, Chester, IL
Cost: Free to see
Hours: Always Visible
Date: July 15, 2007


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The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book - Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip! By Valerie Bromann

The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book

Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip!

BY Valerie Bromann

Enjoy fun games and challenges to pass the time on your next road trip and have a keepsake to look back on for years to come with this entertaining must-have for your next vacation.

The road trip you’ve been dreaming of starts here! Journal about your stops and get to know your fellow passengers with activities and exercises designed to pass the time and bring you closer together. Instead of “Are we there yet?” you’ll find yourself asking, “We’re there already?”. Complete with prompts you can turn to while driving between locations, this journal will one day be a memento of your life-changing trip.