Tuesday, November 28, 2023


Who is this old man?

By Chuck Woodbury

I photographed this old man in Quartzsite, Ariz. But as you have probably figured out, he’s not real. He’s a weathered mannequin. But I like his face and his eyes. When you stand right next to him and look into his eyes, it’s kind of spooky because you swear he is looking right back at you.

I wonder if this mannequin man was modeled after a real person. My guess is yes.

If you know who he is or was, please let me know. And if, by any chance, you happen to be that person, please contact me or send me your photo. I won’t hold my breath, but I thought I should at least ask.

He’s pretty interesting looking, isn’t he?

Chuck Woodbury
Chuck Woodburyhttps://rvtravel.com
I'm the founder and publisher of RVtravel.com. I've been a writer and publisher for most of my adult life, and spent a total of at least a half-dozen years of that time traveling the USA and Canada in a motorhome.



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Erik (@guest_64629)
3 years ago

My doctor has the same mannequin in his waiting room

Jeff Becker (@guest_39573)
4 years ago

Leaving for Alaska in early June from SW Florida.
We have a 23’ class B Coach House.
What is most interesting yet efficient route from
Ft Myers to Anchorage Ak?

Booneyrat (@guest_39581)
4 years ago
Reply to  Jeff Becker

Lived in Alaska for 12 years in the 80’s and 90’s.Made many trips on the ALCAN highway..my favorite road was the Yellowhead Highway in Canada..then the Cassiar to just West of Watson Lake.In those days the road was rough..but the Canadians have since rebuilt most of the road.I suggest a trip to Homer,Alaska…good roads and my old VFW in Anchor Point has a decent campground…it’s cheaper too.

RV Staff
4 years ago
Reply to  Booneyrat

Hey, Booneyrat. My sons and I drove to Skagway in the early ’90s in our ’75 Suburban (8.5 mpg!) — partially on the Cassiar. I remember about 200 miles of “gravel” road — with the “gravel” being about 2″ diameter! But a wonderful trip! 😀 —Diane (aka Mountain Mama) at RVtravel.com

Tom Gutzke (@guest_39716)
4 years ago
Reply to  Jeff Becker

I’m thinking maybe I-75 north to I-24, west to I-65, and then wast at Indianapolis to I-39 north. Join up with I-94 at Madison, WI and continue west to Fargo, ND. Turn north to Winnipeg, then west on the trans-Canada. Split off towards Dawson Creek and hook up to the Alaska Highway [formerly the Al-Can]. We took it to west of White Horse and turned north a little farther down the road to Dawson City where the Gold Rush started. Crossed the Yukon River on a “barge” and went to Chicken, Alaska. [Very interesting stop] Continued on to the Alaska Highway north to Fairbanks. Then we headed south to Anchorage. Get the Alaska Highway book to help plan your stops for overnight and sightseeing. In 2005 we took a 91-day trip from our home in the Milwaukee, WI area and back. We enjoyed every minute.

Erik (@guest_64628)
3 years ago
Reply to  Jeff Becker

Don’t take guns into Canada or they will be confiscated. Rifles are ok

Tommy Molnar (@guest_39528)
4 years ago

A friend of the “Naked Bookseller”?

RV Staff
4 years ago
Reply to  Tommy Molnar

😀 —Diane at RVtravel.com

Jeff (@guest_39503)
4 years ago

He’s the First RVer! He looks like a Malcom or maybe a Barnie!

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