Archive for the ‘Store Mascots’ Category

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Each Summer, This Statue of a Gigantic Santa (Which Stands Next to the Sand & Santa Gift Shop on Ocean Boulevard in Hampton, NH) Sports a Fresh Tan and a Brand New Outfit for the Beach Thanks to the Talents of Local Artists (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 24, 2018)

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An Antique Wooden Figure of a Woman Wearing a Headdress of Tobacco Leaves and Holding Cigars in Each Hand Seen Mounted Above the Entrance of Leavitt and Peirce Tobacco Located on Massachusetts Avenue at Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on April 8, 2018)

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A Cartoonish Soldier Dressed in Combat Fatigues Greets Customers at the Entrance of the Army Barracks Army-Navy Store Located on Essex Street in Salem, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on December 17, 2018) 

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The Giant Metal Steer Standing Upon the Roof of Fairway Beef Demonstrates His Holiday Spirit by Wearing an Extra Long Santa Cap Stretched Over His Right Horn (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on  December 24, 2017)


A Giant Santa Claus Statue Seen Standing Outside the Sand & Santa Gift Shop on Ocean Boulevard in Hampton, NH (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on September 18, 2016)

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A Wooden Bust of the Store’s Namesake, Zebulon Northrop Tilton, Found Inside Zeb’s General Store on White Mountain Highway in North Conway, NH (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on March 17  2018)

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A Grinning Jack O’Lantern Man Welcomes Visitors Outside the Brookfield Orchards Salesroom in North Brookfield, MA  (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on October 5, 2017)


A Great White Shark Menaces Passersby From the Roof of the Now Closed T.J.’s Fish Fry on Depot Street in Bennington, VT  (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on February 15,  2017)

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The Hookah-Smoking Caterpillar From “Alice in Wonderland” Lounges on the Cap of a Huge Mushroom in Front of Mr. Charlie’s Peace and Harmony Shop in Ossipee, NH  (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on September 27,  2017)

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A Wooden Bear, Wearing a Hat and Reading a Book, Very Appropriately Sits Outside The Book Bear Book Store on West Main Street in West Brookfield, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on June 18,  2017)