Cowboys and Indians have taken over the window of the Guilford Building at 301 South Elm Street. We're not sure exactly whose assemblage this is, gracing the window of a place that was formerly the Greensboro Bank and Trust Company. The impressive building was the second tallest in Greensboro when it was built in 1927. The architect for this building was the same one who designed the Jefferson Building. The building with provenançe has gone kitsch.
By 1927, Western film was a thriving industry and names like Boris Karloff and Gary Cooper and Westerns, like "The Meddlin' Stranger" and Gary Cooper "Nevada" were delighting movie-goers. Perhaps the window is a nod to this bygone era. More importantly, it is fun to see things that exude creativity and set one's mind to imagining. Who on earth spent all of this time finding and assembling this scene worthy of a short story- or of a Western? The more we examine the scene and notice the sameness of the blue, the more we start suspecting the monochromatic figures were generated by a 3-D printer. Wouldn't that be a 21st century twist! Print-em out cowboy!
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