Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Holidays on Display

Rosecrans Baldwin interviews William L. Bird Jr (historian and curator at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution) about his new book, Holidays on Display, in The Morning News. Holidays on Display is a history of this specialized area of merchandizing, from its modest beginnings as holiday decorations in shop windows, to building exteriors and then out into the street in the form of parade floats. Read the interview and see a gallery of selected images from the book here. Shown here is the Marshall Field main aisle, ca. 1956.
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