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From the Archives: Transfixed by animated Christmas window displays

December 1949: Two little girls watch the animated Christmas activities in a downtown Los Angeles department store window.
December 1949: Two little girls watch the animated Christmas activities in a downtown Los Angeles department store window.
(Paul Calvert / Los Angeles Times)

This photo by Paul Calvert appeared in the Dec. 12, 1949, Los Angeles Times. The caption reported “children often had a hard time getting through all the adults” similarly transfixed by the displays.

This similar image below, by Calvert, appeared in the Dec. 14, 1950, Los Angeles Times.

These From the Archives images were previously posted on Dec. 18, 2012, and Dec. 24, 2016.

December 1950: Holiday shoppers watch animated Christmas display in downtown Los Angeles department store window. The window featured a moving Santa Claus, right.
(Paul Calvert / Los Angeles Times )
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