A Brief History of Amusement Park Portraiture

As long as there have been outdoor amusements, people have sought personal souvenirs and portraits. Let’s take a look at how those have changed over the years:

Silhouette cutting 1800's

Silhouette cutting 1800’s There’s a real art to cutting silhouettes. You can still find people who do do it every now and then at parks like Disney’s Magic Kingdom.

Silhouette cutting 1800's

Cabinet photo circa 1881

Souvenir photo circa 1945

Souvenir photo circa 1950

Mold-A-Rama

Mold-A-Rama circa 1962 (I know its not a portrait, but I had to include these personal injection mold vending machines in my project’s lineage)

Video image on a tshirt 1980's

video image on a t-shirt 1990’s

3D Figurine 2013

3D Figurine 2013

3D Print from a Scan: 2013

3D Print from a Scan: 2013

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