The five and dime
Artwork/
Rick Gillihan

The five and dime

2020

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Title: “The five and dime” Maximum size of prints is 12 x 18 in / 30 x 45 cm (approximate cm) The “five and dime” store or 10-cent store, among other names, which came into being in the early 20th century sold items that were mass produced, made by corporations. (Mass production being represented in the photograph by the repeated coins, and with the ‘gear’ appearance of the ridges on the dime.) Corporations took over local mom&pop stores, the small stores which were often family owned. Eventually Corporations took over America. Corporations own America. The red, white and blue on the coins symbolize the ownership of America by the corporations. Artist: Rick Gillihan