Feliz 4 de July

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The next round of holiday windows are going up around Lincoln Heights already, I really like the ones this guy does. One of my neighbors told me his name but I forgot already, care to chime in Ms. Neuticles? This one is particularly awesome for a few reasons: the nod to Spanglish with the Feliz July; the gigantic eyed, top hat wearing eagle; the puzzling date of 1838; the statue of liberty holding the torch with the left hand instead of the right; and the word “LIVERTY” on the book cover. Since this is painted on the store front of the Carniceria on Main St. it kinda makes sense, though I’ll refrain from using my freedom to cook cow organs.

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8 Responses to Feliz 4 de July

  1. Travis says:

    I really like the slightly anxious look on Liberty’s face.

  2. Julia says:

    Miss Liverty looked tired. Thats the same look I had when I worked in my family’s Carniceria.

    Yeah, we would’ve killed for a holiday window like that. And by kill, I mean chivos.

  3. tacosam says:

    1839: William Lloyd Garrison’s anti-slavery publication The Liberator reprinted a Boston abolitionist pamphlet containing a poem about the Bell, entitled, The Liberty Bell, which represents the first documented use of the name, “Liberty Bell.”

  4. moon says:

    I wonder if 1838 is significant in the country of their origin? I love the use of color.

  5. Jenn says:

    I really has that old school feel…takes me back to my childhood days.

  6. la rebelde says:

    According to eyewitnesstohistory.com, Frederick Douglass escaped slavery to the north in 1838… I wonder if that’s it? Or maybe it’s a typo and supposed to be 1848. I like the Douglass idea better!

  7. Marshall says:

    I don’t know about anyone else’s neighborhood, but judging from the nightly barrages of fireworks I’m hearing the office 4th of July season has definitely begun.

  8. La Claudia says:

    Great observation Chavo!

    I give them “A” for effort….

    I was just noticing the sad face on Lady Liberta.

    I also give them an “O” for Oralie.

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