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Dan Arje papers ➔ Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Tasseled Skirt and Bird Themed Mask

Photographic Material


Related people/organizations

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

Date

after 1947

Work Type

photographic prints

Measurements

8 in (width) x 10 in (height)

Description

Bonwit Teller window display featuring a women's ensemble and an elaborate bird themed mask. The display includes soil covered flooring and woody vines.The mannequin is wearing a belted, tasseled skirt with long sleeved sweater, necklace, bracelet, and heels. The mannequin is also wearing a large mask that is composed of different plummage and a bird's beak. 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/ 27345 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_000484

Citation

Nick Malan; William J. Cunningham; Dan Arje. Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Tasseled Skirt and Bird Themed Mask. after 1947. Dan Arje papers. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 18 Dec 2018.

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