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Faces in the News: 1941

Faces in the News: 1941

October 1941. "Manikins in store window. Amsterdam, New York." Faces in the News, and vice versa. Medium-format negative by John Collier. View full size.

 

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Stick figures

Window display by Genghis Khan.

Off with their heads!

Looks like the window dresser found inspiration in engravings from the French Revolution.

Kinda Creepy

But y'know, after looking just a little longer I can see some great artistry in the eye rendering. Kind of grew on me.

A Head of their time

Back around the early 1970's some very fine artists around the country were incorporating into their gallery oil paintings snippets of actual newspaper articles, comics, photos, headlines, etc. in what was then considered modern art. It is news to me that this was being done 30 years earlier.

That's Using Your Head

Another window display designed by Jack the Ripper.

Wow, Grisly!

I suspect the window dresser didn't have a very long career.

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