Archive for the ‘Store Mascots’ Category

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)

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)

The Mascot of the Big Bunny Market in Southbridge Endured Numerous Abductions by Local Pranksters Through Out the Years Before Being Firmly Secured to Scaffolding High Above the Roof of the Grocery Store  (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on November 8,  2016)

A Wooden Skeleton Dressed in a Floppy Hat and a Knit Sweater (Apparently the Mascot of Colonial Copy) Found Inside Its Premises on Central Street in Southbridge, MA

A High-Relief Sculpture of an Apparently Despairing Angel Holding Either a Mop or (More Likely) a Flaming Torch Upside-Down Found Carved on the Shannon Family Mausoleum at St.Mary Cemetery in Norwich, CT

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

A Polychromed Wooden Frog With Wings Carved in Bali Soars Above the Heads of Visitors to The Yak Arts International Gallery in Orleans, MA

A White Lion Seen Guarding the Porch of a House on Channing Street in Worcester, MA

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

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