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Dan Arje papers ➔ Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Men's and Women's Safari Themed Ensembles by B. H. Wragge and Small Stuffed Deer [Merchandise Display Copy]

Photographic Material


Related people/organizations

Bonwit Teller & Co (commissioner)
Virginia Roehl (photographer)
B.H. Wragge (designer)
Dan Arje (compiler)

Date

December 1954

Work Type

photographic prints

Measurements

8 in (width) x 10 in (height)

Description

Bonwit Teller window display featuring safari themed ensembles designed by B. H. Wragge. This window is a part of a series where an exciting collection of stuffed animals are posed alongside the mannequins against solid backdrops. The floor is covered in brown confetti to emulate a textured dirt floor. The first mannequin hints at Ernest Hemingway as the second mannequin holds a magazine with Hemingway’s portrait and name on it. The women’s ensemble includes a belted light dress with pearl jewelry, heeled shoes and gloves. Next to the two figures is a stuffed animal, possibly a pudu - the world's smallest deer. Includes stereoscopic slide. 

Inscription

M1/ Bonwit Teller - 5th Ave. Window/ December Issue 1954/ One of series with safari theme; 'hunters' clothes borrowed from noted sports equipment store. Floor covered with brown paper punchings. White lights in well beneath floor. Life size model of animal. Man's figure suggests recent Nobel Prize winner, Ernest Hemingway. Pink, white lights. "Winging South - Bonwit's fashion safari, an exotic new look captured by our own B.H. Wragge in the exciting colors of the Congo."/ Merchandise Display News/ The J.M. Biow Company/ 475 Fifth Ave., New York 17/ N.Y./ U.S. Patent No. 2,360,099

Location

binder 4

Identifier

KA0001_000275

Citation

Virginia Roehl; B.H. Wragge; Dan Arje. Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Men's and Women's Safari Themed Ensembles by B. H. Wragge and Small Stuffed Deer [Merchandise Display Copy]. December 1954. Dan Arje papers. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 20 May 2019.

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