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Prange's Department Store Windows Circa 1960


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This is a beautiful video of Prange's Department Store windows in downtown Green Bay, Wisconsin in 1960.  Prauges had a contract with Silvestri for their windows for basically thier entire run.  Silvestri chipmunks on a log and forest animals really confirmed it in this video.  Video

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Absolutely loved that.  I didn’t live there, but in downtown Cleveland we had Higbee’s, who also had animated Christmas displays.  What made your video so enjoyable was the music.  And the Kresge store across the street did not go unnoticed.

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Yes, absolutely.  Higbee’s motto was, ‘We will not be undersold’.  They’re long gone, and the Jack Casino is operating in that building.

Only a little more than 5 months before we can start decorating again!   I’m still in the market for a Santa train blow mold to use with my rotator motor.  This is a very heavy-duty motor that was once used to spin and electrify gas station signs, like Sunoco and Shell.  Or, if anyone on this forum has a better idea of how to use my motor, I’m open for ideas.

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I agree.  Shame all that had to come to an end when Higbee’s closed.  Seeing those animated displays is what spiked my interest and enthusiasm toward displays that move and entertain.  Nothing wrong with lights-only on a house, it’s just that I want something different than my neighbors.  Thnx for your response.

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