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Store Displays148 of 2461930-40 original display photo by famous sculptor . Phil brought back to life ! What is this scene ?Can anyone help me ID this mini mannequin from the 1940's??
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Posted 2 years ago


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This wonderful pin up :-) oops I mean mannequin would have been found in store windows , counter tops to advertise their item in a small size . They were invaluable during WWII when supplies and fabric was limited . They were working girls .
She stands a large 30 inchs tall and has removable arm to dress her .
She is modeling the girdle of the day . Oh I would not want to ever wear one but also has hooks to hold her nylons up . The maker is not always clear on these girls since several companies scuplted and produced them . Some put paper labels and some had their name on the stand she would be on. She has holes in bottom of shoes that long rods went up her leg which were attached to a heavy base , Gotta love the 40's :-)
This is NOT a doll but I did add her in that catagory also , she is a store display .


  1. bratjdd bratjdd, 2 years ago
    She is very pretty!!!
  2. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you bratjdd for nice comment :-)))))))))) xo
  3. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you vetraio50 I sure appreciate your stopping ! Is your weather getting cold yet ?
  4. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    So here is the one you mentioned. Love her. Should have a category for your mannequins - which are not dolls.
  5. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you Phil . Correct they are not dolls and no place to put them . They are window "mascots" :-) This is one I was cleaning up . The collection I mentioned to you I will be doing a article on since so little is known of the sculpter but her mannequins paved the way to others , she had a vision and very interesting life .
    Thank you for the love xoxo
  6. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you bellin ! I wish I had a taller stand to have her upright for photo but she is heavy and hard to hold up to photo . She is My Pin Up girl this week :-) xo
  7. kerry10456, 2 years ago
    She's a cutie Mani, looking good :-)
  8. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    very nice manikin -- you made some good comments and suggestions to Hunter on the CW site
  9. AmberRose AmberRose, 2 years ago
    She is quite a pretty lady! Where do you find these very cool chicks Mani?
  10. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Love this pin up... oops, mannequin! She is a very pretty one, you did a great job on this one Sis.
  11. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you Amber :-) Often I buy from auctions , local or other . I also have my friend here that helps find them as he travels all over USA to Doll shows as a judge . He has found some for me too :-) It was almost 50 here yesterday !!!! can it be maybe spring is on the way Amber :-) xoxo
  12. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you Bro for giving some love to my pin up girl :-) She is back to work modeling upstairs here again :-) xoxo
  13. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    You're most welcome Sis, do you have to try & find a stand for her now?
  14. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Bro I can make one but I never trust them the one's that have a rod up leg and stands on wood base can tip to easy and she is a big heavy girl . I have hundreds of stands I just have to locate a very large metal stand in attic that holds her up along with the wood one I will make . :-)
  15. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you official :-))))) always appreciate your thoughts on my posts :-) Your collection is beyond amazing !
  16. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 2 years ago
    She's a beauty!
  17. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you austro very much . I have to look at your last post to see what your photo's are doing I saw you comment . I will go look now :-)
  18. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you EJW-54 :-) Always glad to see you on one of my posts :-)
  19. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank You birdie very much :-)))))
  20. zguy2112 zguy2112, 2 years ago
    You can still find these in the Nevada desert within the nuclear test sites! And some damaged 50's furniture. LOL
  21. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    zguy I have no idea what your saying and Not sure how to take your comment .
  22. toolate2 toolate2, 2 years ago
    Such a beautiful face... She really is stunning!
  23. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    zguy they used full sized human size mannequins not little one's like her . They did only do a few above ground blasts most were underground . I believe it is all cleaned up now :-)
  24. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you toolate :-))
  25. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you so much AmphoraPottery and nldionne for stopping at my post and giving it a love ! Appreciate it :-))
  26. zguy2112 zguy2112, 2 years ago
    It was a positive joke, love her. But she really does look like a nuclear test site mannequin. By the way, I am sure they did more than a few above ground experiments, but only a few were reported. They have an annual tour you can take of the test sites in Nevada if you are one of the lucky 36. There is still radiation floating around the nevada desert. Must have been some powerful experiments!
  27. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you zguy :-) I am glad I was not part of the testing !
  28. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you AmphoraPottery very much for stopping to give some love to this post :-)
  29. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you valentino97 :-) much appreciated
  30. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you so much NicoleJerelen :-)
  31. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you petey so much :-)
  32. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    So beautiful!
  33. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you MiKKo ! We have missed you . Stay well and stop whenever you feel up to it . xoxo
  34. thefashionstudio thefashionstudio, 8 months ago
    Wow! Love lots!
  35. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 8 months ago
    Such a lovely face!
  36. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 8 months ago
    Love it!! Excellent definition Manikin "working girls" in the 40s.
    Its a fantastic post!!
  37. Manikin Manikin, 8 months ago
    Thank you Virgina !! I am honored to have you stop and always leave such nic e comments :-)
  38. Manikin Manikin, 8 months ago
    Thanks Austro ! Glad to see you as always and all your wonderful posts :-)

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