clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

In the Window: Christmas, Freemans-Style

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

Retro apothecary, barbershop, and men's clothing store Freemans Sporting Club has put up a Christmas poster in their window. The scene: Santa delivering presents, including a giant stuffed panda bear, as two children peep around the curtains, secretly looking on. The amazing part: It moves. Santa Claus, the Rocking Horse, the panda, and the children are all secretly attached to wires around the back, and they all waggle in unison. Freemans owner Taavo Somer found the poster last summer in Massachusetts. He doesn't know much about it, but he thinks someone might have made it for a Christmas display in the '50s or '60s. We're impressed it still works.
· Freemans Sporting Club [Racked]