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Dan Arje papers ➔ Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Ensembles and Bird Themed Masks

Photographic Material


Related people/organizations

Dan Arje (compiler)
Bonwit Teller & Co (commissioner)
Nick Malan (photographer)
William J. Cunningham (designer)

Date

after 1947

Work Type

photographic prints

Measurements

8 in (width) x 10 in (height)

Description

Bonwit Teller window display featuring two women's ensembles. The two mannequins are wearing belted skirt ensembles with sleeveless blouses, bracelets, and heels. The mannequins are also wearing large, elaborate masks with grand feathers and beaks. Display includes soil flooring and woody vines in the background. A banner at the bottom reads: "Call of the Outdoors... Supreme fall plumage from Bonwit's sports floor the fifth. Separates collection shown 16.00 to 50.00 each.” Bird masks likely designed by Bill Cunningham, identified only as "William J."

Inscription

Bonwit Teller/ 27341Malan
;

Inscription

Window Display Interiors Commercial Photographs/Nick Malan Studio/ Photography/ 242 Lexington Ave. New York 16/ Lexington 2-0675

Subject Headings

Department stores [info:lc/authorities/subjects/sh85037015]
Show windows [info:lc/authorities/subjects/sh85122112]

Location

box 1 folder 7

Identifier

KA0001_000480

Citation

Dan Arje; Nick Malan; William J. Cunningham. Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Ensembles and Bird Themed Masks. after 1947. Dan Arje papers. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 24 Jun 2018.

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