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Belk-Yates Elves – Thomasville, NC

The Belk-Yates Elves were 12 mechanical toys on display in the Belk-Yates Department Store windows on East Main and Commerce Street in Thomasville, NC from the 1960s through the 1980s. The magical figurines included Santa Claus and his hard-working elves

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Posted in Santa's Workshop, Santas and Santa Villages

Lumber Elves – Peterborough, Ontario, CA

The Lumber Elves debuted in 1955 as the stars of a Christmas window display for Peterborough Lumber on Monaghan road in Peterborough, Ontario. The six, 2 1/2-foot mechanical figurines were constructed of wood and paper mache. The elves became a

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Posted in Props, Toys, Dolls & Puppets

The Shillito’s Elves – Cincinnati, OH

The Shillito’s Elves were the stars of the Christmas holiday window displays at The John Shillito Company (Shillito’s) department store at 7th and Race Streets in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. The store was founded by John Shillito and William McLaughlin in

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Posted in Santas and Santa Villages
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