Caught Our Eyes: Window Shopping

When searching for that perfect gift, many of us now turn to the computer and the convenience of online shopping. However, I can’t help but be nostalgic for a time when shopping often meant looking at elaborate window displays of the newest toys or gadgets instead of tapping on a keyboard. I can almost hear the young boy below working on his wish list for Santa as he gazes at this toy display:

<i>Window shoppers watching toy display in downtown Providence, Rhode Island.</i> Photo by Jack Delano, Dec. 1940. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8a35022

Window shoppers watching toy display in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. Photo by Jack Delano, Dec. 1940. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8a35022

<i>A window display for Christmas sale. Providence, Rhode Island.</i> Photo by Jack Delano, Dec. 1940. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8a35023

A window display for Christmas sale. Providence, Rhode Island. Photo by Jack Delano, Dec. 1940. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8a35023

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4 Comments

  1. zal
    December 24, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Very nostalgic, pure, clean and calm. So different from today’s flashy lights and colors. I wish it was today…

  2. Natalie Fiocre
    December 27, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Window shopping is so nostalgic, Paris is a great city at Christmas for window display.

  3. Robin
    December 30, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Really enjoyed these.

  4. http://www.brettmcnallyphotography.co.uk
    January 5, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Great photos

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