Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Magical Wonderland of Department Store Windows at Christmas Time

I love this old photo! I remember waiting expectantly back in the 1960's for the local department store to unveil it's annual Christmas store windows! My uncle was in charge of the design of the windows and  went to New York City every year to select that year's magical display. What fun that would have been to accompany him there! In this early 20th century holiday photo, it is interesting that most of the children with their faces pressed up against a window that is filled with dolls and doll furniture are boys! There are a couple of young girls there, probably about 12 years of age who were probably appreciating the toys; but the one little girl standing in the back would have been so enchanted to find some of those gifts under her Christmas tree.  She seems so timid and shy and very sweet! I hope she found the doll of her dreams that year!

1 comment:

  1. That's such a magical photo! The dolls look like they're flying. Perhaps the little girl at the back is watching them.


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