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Posted 1 year ago


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This is a original Photo and signed by Margit Nilsen on back in ink of Mannequin on Mantel in prior Photo of her in front of her portrait photo . Circa 1940 a 30 inch mannequin dressed and designed by Margit Nilsen . It was used to advertise perfume . This photo belonged to her and was in her estate and I acquired it from family . Her studio burned and many items were lost in the fire , I have a letter she wrote to her sister referring to fire . These were in her home and saved from fire . Photo is fragile and kept in acid free binder among my other documents of her's . This gives you a look at how important these counter top mannequins were in advertising in stores and took up very ittle space . many little girls fell in love with them and wanted one so Margit did make a few dolls for girls one being Deb-U-Doll and 3 others in her family . They did not hold up well and most are found broke and melted area's . She sold clothes for them under her name at a few stores FAO Schwartz was one that carried the doll. I have a few posted of them back aways in posts .


  1. walksoftly walksoftly, 1 year ago
    You're lucky to own such great artifacts from her personal collection!
  2. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    I feel lucky to have these pieces of history as they were very important to the times during WWII as material was not very abundant as the war needed it . So these girls filled that void by being small versions of women and much more noticed than large mannequins as they were so special and deserve being acknowledged for both the artful sculpting and their contribution to war effort . Thank you for the love Bro ! xoxo
  3. walksoftly walksoftly, 1 year ago
    You're welcome Sis xo
    You would be able to stand at the counter & marvel at all the details.
    Many young people don't realize the extent that rationing had on the general population during the war years.
  4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
  5. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you Sean ! What kind of perfume bottle is she standing by do you know ? I can't tell .
  6. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    This is the mannequin that she has on top of her fireplace, left hand side, in your last photo, priceless !
  7. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Yes Phil she is seen on her mantel she must have had a special attachment to it as she kept it for her own home after she did this display . Many thanks as always glad to see you :-) xoxo
  8. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    Yes I do manikin the round bottle is by LAVIN CALLED "MY SIN"

    Lanvin My Sin (Mon Peche) was created back in 1924 by a mysterious Russian lady called “Madame Zed”, who worked on several more Lanvin fragrances
  9. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    The square ones ill look into!!
  10. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    The squared one is also by Lanvin heres a link
  11. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Sean I knew you would know :-)))))) Thank you so much xoxoxo
  12. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    Your welcome manikin!!!! you know me I can smell a bottle a mile away!!!
  13. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    LOL Sean we won;t ask what kind of bottle :-) I know your good with retail items :-)
  14. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    LOL!!!!!!! Thankyou manikin!!!
  15. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    Manikin , these are the very large display perfume bottles they are know as " Dummy Factice "
  16. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you Hunter,bratjdd,kerry,agh,geo,Jono,mikelv,! Much appreciated :-)
  17. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you gargoyle :-)))) much appreciated
  18. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you inky,amber,valentino,gargoyle ,vetraio50 , and ho2cultcha! Many thank to Sean for letting me know what perfume she is standing by ! Your all appreciated :-)
  19. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you aztom and tom61 ! I am always glad to see you both on a post :-)
  20. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you vansky :-) much appreciated and your friendship is priceless !
  21. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you petey and ttom ! Much appreciated and always enjoy your posts :-)
  22. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you s much MiKKo :-))) always glad to see you xoxo

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