From lepers to paranoia: The twisted history of the polka dot.

From lepers to paranoia: The twisted history of the polka dot.

From lepers to paranoia: The twisted history of the polka dot.

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Sept. 10 2010 9:59 AM

Seeing Spots

From lepers to paranoia: The twisted history of the polka dot.

Click here to read a slide-show essay on the history of polka dots.

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Special thanks to Leigh Wishner of Cora Ginsburg Gallery, NYC; Jen Colman of the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum; and Professor Steven Connor of Birkbeck College, London.