Friday, October 19, 2012

How Much Is That Dolly in the Window?

From the John Holly Williams Collection, LLF Library

Okay, feel free to call me out, but I am thinking this is the Christmas display in Shainberg's front window in the mid to late 1950s.  If you look closely at the upper left corner of this photo, there appears to be a mirror image of the Shirley Slipper Shoppe neon sign reflected in the plate glass. The store lighting also lines up with "grand opening" pictures from that era.

Comments welcome here or on my Facebook page. 

UPDATE: AND ... ERRRR! I was WRONG!  This is more likely Woolworth's or Morgan & Lindsey on Cherokee Street.  The sign that is reflected is that of Sharon Shoppe, which was across the street from the two dime stores.  They were side-by-side for many years, until they both burned down in the late '60s, apparently because of a faulty heater in M&L.  Thanks to all who helped with this posting, in particular Larry Morgan and Don Jacobs. 


  1. Love seeing the dollies in the dime store window....esp. love the "nun" dolls in corners next to windows' mid-section.

  2. Brought back some fond memories for me as well!