Sunday, May 2, 2010

South meets North

The poles converge again with a couple of penguins dressed up Eskimo-style and another one with an Eskimo friend. Click on the photo and zoom in for a closeup of the one with the fish. Of course, the whole idea of penguins as Christmas icons is kind of strange, so we have to allow for some liberties. (Remember the igloos?) These were part of the shopping spree at Macy’s in the 1980s. I just realized today that I’m missing photos of some wooden sailboats that go along with the group. So we’ll have to catch up with them later in the year, unless I get lucky and find them in the top of the wooden ornaments box.

Three wooden Eskimo-themed penguins
Acquired: 1980s, Macy’s Herald Square, New York City
Number: 0086 0087 0088
Size: 2.375 to 2.75 inches tall

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