My Favorite Dummy

There is nothing more satisfying than nostalgia that does not bring up personal memories of the immediate past. Nostalgia is an illness. I prefer nostalgia that is an appreciation of how and what things were done in the past. This point-of-purchase display of a nicely dressed gent sitting by an outdoor table in a modernist chair on a plot of grass, ready to sip a high ball and puff a cigarette, is the epitome of ’30s advertising elegance. They just don’t make them like this anymore—either in real life or clay. (See more here.)

 

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Representing the myth of a simpler, more stylish America.


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