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Dan Arje papers ➔ Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Ensemble with Scarf and Bird Themed Mask

Photographic Material

Related people/organizations

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


after 1947

Work Type

photographic prints


8 in (width) x 10 in (height)


Bonwit Teller window display featuring a women's ensemble. The display includes soil covered flooring and woody vines in the background. The mannequin is wearing a skirt, long woolen scarf, sleeveless blouse, necklace, and heels. The mannequin is also wearing an elaborate bird themed mask with a beak and plummage. A banner at the bottom of the display 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."


Bonwit Teller/ 27342 Malan;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]


box 1 folder 7




William J. Cunningham; Dan Arje; Nick Malan. Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Ensemble with Scarf and Bird Themed Mask. after 1947. Dan Arje papers. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 22 Jan 2019.

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