The Fauci Bobblehead. It’s No Roman Sculpture, But ….
. . it’s function is the same. Since Greek and Roman times, people have created sculptures to honor heroes, leaders and representatives of societal values. Seated Lincoln in his Memorial, the Statue of Liberty and, of course, the triumphant Rocky on the steps in Philadelphia – all serve to celebrate and reinforce our ideals.
Although there have been figures with nodding heads since the 1760’s in Europe, their popularity exploded in the U.S. since the 1960’s. There is a National Bobblehead Day (January 7th) and a National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum. With the sports arenas out of commission this year, fans have been requesting figurines for current heroes – Fauci, Cuomo and Chicago Mayor Lightfoot, among others.
I can’t wait to see the action figures in time for the holidays.