Great photos! I've heard them referred to as cutouts but not sure if that's what they are really called. They are a bit like playing dress up, I think. My girls have always loved to have their pics taken like this as well so that they have the funny photo memories when we return home.
I do think cutouts is the correct name. They drive me nuts because my kids (and wife) have to stop at each and every one for a picture. If they ever make a museum of just cutouts, I'm sure we'd have to be the first to visit.
Not sure what they are called, but I love your collection! And you are right...kids love them. There is a very nice one standing outside of the Junibacken museum in Sweden...Pippi Longstocking characters. http://www.stockholmmuseum.com/museums/family-attractions/junibacken.htm
I love this photo collection! I've heard of them being referred to as tourist cut outs as well. My kids feel the need to pose with/on it too. Your London Tower Bridge one is perfect!
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