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

  • 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
  • Seller Location
    Santa Monica, CA
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    f87341603294371693fs
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2009

Typical response time: 1 hour

Located in Santa Monica, CA

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