Vintage Iconic Piggly Wiggly Parade Advertising Costume Oversized Head

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Iconic Piggly Wiggly trade sign parade costume head. Bigger than life and ready to wear a great piece of advertising art!

Piggly Wiggly was founded in Memphis, Tennessee in 1916 and is credited with being the first self-service grocery store. The Piggly Wiggly supermarket chain is responsible for creating checkout stands, individual item price marking and shopping carts! Truly an American icon.

This head has site and breathing holes in nostrils and mouth. This piece is displayed on an iron stand for the photographs. Please note that the stand is not included and does not come with the head.
Details
In the Style Of
Folk Art
Place of Origin
United States
Date of Manufacture
1950s-1960s
Period
1950-1959
Materials and Techniques
Hand-Painted   Composition
Hand-Painted
Plastic
Condition
Good. Condition is as expected for an item that was used in parades and advertising events and most likely exposed to the elements. Very sturdy and solid. Please see images. Note: The iron stand that the head is sitting on is not part of the listing..
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor structural damages. Minor fading.
Dimensions
48 in. H x 28 in. W x 25 in. D
122 cm H x 71 cm W x 63 cm D
Dealer Location
Santa Monica, CA
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
f87341603294371693fs
Urban Country
By Appointment Only
(424) 529-6775
1stdibs Dealer since 2009 Located in Santa Monica, CA
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