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Womens Clothing87 of 3071940's Bridal store display mannequin 15 inches tall Found some really cool sweater dresses from the 60's.
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Posted 1 year ago


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1940's mannequins for display in window at NYC Follies window this year . The range from 30 inches tall to 20" . They are back at work again ,waiting for their feather hats yet . Also shows display being built and how big it was .These minature mannequins we used to display clothes during WWII on store counters . They have been given a new purpose and dressed professionally . Mine was there also in all her feathers :-)


  1. AmberRose AmberRose, 1 year ago
  2. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    Stunning my friend!!!
  3. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    The display seems to be the highest pinnacle of fame for these mannequins. Would love to see that display !~
  4. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE This... What a great post.
  5. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    I added the man building the large display to photo's
    Thank you Phil ! and fluffy,amber and moon :-)
  6. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Must have been a really big display, looks at least 10-15 feet high.
  7. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    @ Phil . I think taller than that if you add the large border . it also shows him hand applying gold gilt to each frame in stage . Thank you for the love :-) xo
  8. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you Leah,fluffy,moon,and amber ! Much appreciated :-) ! xo
  9. inky inky, 1 year ago!!..sooooo!!!!..beautiful!...:-)
  10. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you so much inky :-) I am glad you enjoyed this post xoxo
  11. toolate2 toolate2, 1 year ago
    Wow! Amazing stuff... How many do you have?
  12. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you toolate ! Over the years maybe 100 I would guess of all sizes and many doubles :-) I appreciate seeing you and thanks again for glowing comment :-)
  13. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you gargoyle ,czechman ,ttom,nldionne,amber ,moon, and fluffy:-) I truly appreciate the love on this post :-)
  14. pickrknows pickrknows, 1 year ago
    What a spectacle this display was! You must be very proud to have been na contributor to this spectacle! Very cool !
  15. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you pickr ! It was exciting to see it tranform and they did awesome job dressing them . I was proud to have a girl in there :-)
  16. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you vansky ! Always glad to see you and many thanks for stopping and putting a love on this post :-))
  17. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 1 year ago
    Manikin I didn't know you did store fronts. Years ago I had an Uncle who lived in Albany, NY and he traveled to NYC and Buffalo doing store front displays. That was from the 1950's to late 60's or early 70's. I always thought it was odd that he ran around dressing up dummies and got paid for it. Looking back, he was the first to own his own home and car. I guess the money must have been OK. His name was Don Thibadeau (spelling may be off). Maybe you will see his name. He died a very early death from all the running around and stress.
  18. Hunter Hunter, 1 year ago
    beautiful! was this for a store or museum display or what?
  19. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Hi Hunter , It was a store front in NYC here is link . My manikin was rescued from a barn restored and they got her and redressed for window display
    Here is link :-))
  20. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Hunter this is video of them making it
  21. Hunter Hunter, 1 year ago
    Amazing - thanks for the links! Bergdorf's windows are world renowned - so glad your ladies got to strut their stuff in them. :)
  22. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you Hunter and yes their window's are amazing !!!! An Attorney gathered the dolls for them . I still have his post to me :-)
  23. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you fhrjr2 and what a great story . I decorated store window's as a teen but did not do this one . When I was in HS I worked at a shoe store and loved to do the window's . I still remember the first go go boots and all the guys wore same high top black shoes's . Many thanks for stopping and sharing your story I love hearing them :-) Have a great day and hope to see you soon .
  24. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you valentino97 :-))))))))) I appreciate you stopping to put love on this post .
  25. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you aldo78 and moon :-) Much appreciated !**
  26. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you very much BHock45 ! I appreciate you stopping and come again :-)
  27. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    stunning darling :) beautiful:)
  28. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you Bro and sean :-)))))) Much appreciated . xoxo
  29. walksoftly walksoftly, 1 year ago
    It must have been so exciting to know where you manikin was going & then to see the the finished display. It would have been a site to behold in person.
    Love it!
  30. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    That massive" gold frame " in the second picture is probably at least 110 inches, cannot remember the exact size, but a person standing beside it is made to look quite small !!~
  31. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Mine is in the window with back with swans and a sunburst on right Phil. Figuring each one was 22 inches to 30 inchs tall and add the outside frame wow I would love to have seen it in person .
  32. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you anastasianikol and vntgclothing :-) much appreciated
  33. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thanks austrohungaro ! I am always glad to see you and you might add to the Klumpe-Roldan doll I just Id'd a new post :-)
  34. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 7 months ago
    Oh please, I followed the link that you wrote and I cant belive what I see! Amazing Manikin! Love it!!!
  35. Manikin Manikin, 7 months ago
    Thank you Virgina :-) did you watch video link ? It is pretty amazing how much work and people it took to do this massive display . I am always delighted to see you !
  36. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 7 months ago
    I visited the video minutes ago!! Oh yes, this is great, the land of dreams makes real, how many artists, the stuff is incredible!
    Thanks so much because is always a delight stop in your posts dear Manikin!
  37. Manikin Manikin, 6 months ago
    Thank you Virgina :-)) for leaving such kind comments !
  38. mcheconi mcheconi, 6 months ago
    Oh dang...the video is gone...

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