Mr. Bingle  by eudora

Mr. Bingle

Mr. Bingle, originally a department store mascot, has been part of Christmas in New Orleans since the 1940's. This Mr. Bingle is at the New Orleans Botanic Garden.

Oh how this brings back memories!! I remember Mr. Bingle on the front of the Maison Blanche Department Store each Christmas when I was growing up in New Orleans in the 1950s and 60s!
December 29th, 2023  
He looks huge! It must have been very difficult to get him into position, but it is a very fun decoration
December 29th, 2023  
@congaree Mr. Bingle was new to us when we moved to Louisiana in 1975.
December 29th, 2023  
What a fun decoration! I can see why he'd be so popular- his face and cap remind me of an ice cream cone.
December 30th, 2023  
@congaree I was wondering which store. "Maison Blanche" = blast from the past!
December 31st, 2023  
That is fantastic!
January 14th, 2024  
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