Thursday, August 21, 2008

Collecting | Counter Culture

On a shelf in Doug's studio there is a collection of miniature items and a book by Louise Fili and Steven Heller that I think you might like. Counter Culture is a small picture book on vintage, miniature mannequins used for advertising during the first half of the last century. Here are some images from the book.

These counter top darlings were really important to the retail business in the 1930s and 40s. They are hard to find in good condition these days so if you see one, snap it up!  Or email Doug - and he will!


Julie said...

Can I just say that I'd like to own & wear that blue dress on the last mannequin - and the shoes!

cartolina said...

I actually prefer the little brown number! She certainly has skinny little legs - I wonder what she is actually advertising - any ideas?

poppy said...

very cool.

Julie said...

advertising ...hmmm...just what are "lofties"? A quick google search turns up vintage sweater suits. (and here I thought it might be some fancy pantaloons!)

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