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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

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

Date

after 1947

Work Type


Measurements

8 in () x 10 in ()

Description

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."

Inscription

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]

Location

box 1 folder 7

Identifier

KA0001_000481

Citation

Dan Arje; Nick Malan; William J. Cunningham. 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. 14 Aug 2018.

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