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1940 Original Photo of a display of Margit Nilsen's 30 Inch mannequins

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Posted 1 year ago


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This is a original personal photo I have of Margit Nilsen's that is a display of 2 of her mannequins . This photo also came from her private owned photo's . The sitting mannequin I have seen come up for auction a few times . She does not stand was meant to be seated . I was lucky to get many photo's of her work all original photo's not reprints after her death .
She picked her display back grounds carefully as I have several that photo;s that show what a background she could pick from . Circa 1940 . She did start displaying them in about 1938 and changed the material she used some held up well while others did not they tended to get misshapen after years and years .
Her mannequins always turned heads in store windows


  1. walksoftly walksoftly, 1 year ago
    Great photo Sis!
    Those legs would stop traffic!
  2. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    She made their bodies very womanly if that's a word Bro . They are wonderful to display . Many thanks for the love ! xoxo
  3. walksoftly walksoftly, 1 year ago
    I would say it's a word, to me it would mean curves.
    Unlike the present rail thin models that the fashion world thinks is perfection.
  4. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    yes like a real woman not those photo shop models you see today Bro :-)
  5. Jono Jono, 1 year ago
    How did you come to own this photo and the others? Did you know her or her family? Great photo.
  6. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    I love these treasures from your amazing collection!
  7. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Hi Jono they contacted me and found out collected her mannequins . I was offered some of her personal affects and property to preserve for future . :-)
  8. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you Phil , many of these small counter mannequins are made by unknown makers ,Margit kept good records and therefore we can ID her work and she also put a stamp on many of them . She led a interesting life from Vaudville to sculpter . Feel fortunate to have these pieces of history . Many thanks my dear friend :-) xoxo
  9. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you fluffy,inky,Phil,kerry,Bro and agh ! Many Thanks for stopping and taking time to place a love on this post :-)
  10. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 1 year ago
    Can you guys tell me what's going on around here?I have noticed Kerry had problems with photos(and deleted a bunch of posts),packrat has watermarks on his, and now you?Is someone using them elsewhere?
  11. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Hiya gargoyle , Yes people not on our site but other users of internet have stole photo's off this site and reproduce them to sell. Kerry had people using photo's of his watches for photo's on ebay they used his pictures to sell a watch and no one would do anything ebay said the photo's are public and can be copied . I have a few original photo's as many of is do and we post them to share but there are people on internet that do not contribute to this site just take the photo's . Hope that helps gargoyle . and oh Good Morning to you xo I would not mark everything I have posted only things I don't want to leave this site :-)
  12. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 1 year ago
    Thanks mani,now I need to decide what I want to do,as I have a lot of old photos on here!
  13. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    I just picked certain ones in this case these were never before published photo's but when you see a watch you poated on CW taken in your house on your table like kerry did on ebay you know it was taken off this site . Pack is back also and he is hallmarking his photo's also I see . It is easy to do before they are posted to put your name on them gargoyle. I would not quit posting them the last ones you posted I just loved them all !!!!
  14. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 1 year ago
    what did they say back then ...hub a nice pic .....
  15. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thanks Roy :-) I think they still say that lol
  16. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you toolate ! I appreciate you stopping very much :-))))
  17. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you kerry,agh,mikelv,goe,gargoyle,toolate and Roy ! Many thanks :-) I appreciate your stopping at this post :-))
  18. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you axtom and mike61 ! Much appreciated :-)
  19. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you petey and ttom ! and Happy New year !!!!!!!
  20. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you MiKKo :-))))))) xxo

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