Wednesday 17 June 2009

Early 20th Century Store Windows (USA)

Over several years I have managed to collect a sizable collection of early 20th Century American Store windows. What I find so interesting about these is images is not necessarily the content or merchandise subject but how display 'dynamics' have not changed at all in over 100 years. The images here are from the 1940's, however some in my collection date back the early 1900's. In the Kodak window we have an example of the 'pyramid' structure with repetition of product and is (almost) symmetrical. The 'Sano' cigarette image below illustrates the 'pyramid' structure with the use of a graphic (early graphics were referred to as show cards)

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