|Smoke shop, the Netherlands, 1917|
Our local Chinese restaurant got caught up in an endless station renovation that routed people away from its door for about two years. Somehow the business survived — probably via take-out. Now that the subway work is almost complete and the scaffolding has come down, the store's windows are thick with dust. I want to tell Mr. Lee, "Wash your windows! Throw some paint on the walls! Look what this store did with a display about milk!"
|Rothschild's, Ithaca, NY, 1917|
This is my second post about shop windows. (The first is here.) This time, have a look through some windows from the U.S., the UK, the Netherlands and South Africa. The photos date from the early 1900s through the 1940s. Everything says "Come on in."
|A ladies' dress shop, Amsterdam, 1915. Note the absence of today's fierce mannequin faces.|
|Look at this swoopy thing with its Vogue magazines! It's in Newcastle, England, in the 1940s.|
|Have Hollywood on your mind? This is the Hollywood Hat Shop, also in Newcastle.|
|World War II was beginning, but these young American boys|
seem to have been mesmerized by all the Chinese Checkers sets.
The Hollies: "Look Through Any Window"