in the Public Realm
Remembering Walter H. Deubner - The Inventor of the Shopping Bag
Art: Sculpture

Brian Tolle
  • Installed, 2010
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Walter H Deubner ran a small grocery store in St Paul, Mn. Looking for a way to help his business he noticed that his customers only bought what they could carry. His eureka moment was inventing a way for them to carry more purchases at a time. He patented a paper bag with a string running around it, sold over a million of them for $5.

When Brian Tolle was commissioned to put a sculpture in front of a Nordstrom store at the Los Cerritos Mall in California, he turned to the shopping bag a...
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Los Cerritos Mall
183rd Street & Gridley Road
Los Cerritos, CA 90703
United States

The work can be found at the entrance to Nordstrom store.
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