Date: 1931

Origin: Photo: CNE Archives: Text: James Lorimer: THE EX: A Picture History of the Canadian National Exhibition (Toronto: James Lewis & Samuel Publishers, 1973) p.63

This G.H. Wood display, like other displays by manufacturers of the period, is intended not to sell people but rather to impress them. The displays have an air of enormous self-confidence about them. It is as if people didn’t have to be sold; it was enough to show them what you had done and what you could make.