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Dan Arje papers ➔ Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's High Heels and Butterfly Cutouts in Shadowbox Setting [Merchandise Display Copy]

Photographic Material

Related people/organizations

Bonwit Teller & Co (commissioner)
Dan Arje (compiler)


March 1955

Work Type

photographic prints


8 in (width) x 10 in (height)


Bonwit Teller window display featuring nine pairs of high heels in a shadowbox setting with butterfly cut-outs. Merchandise Display News stereoscopic slides affixed at bottom. The shoes are suspended on invisble wire, providing viewers with a bird's eye view. 


C27. Bonwit Teller-56ty St. Window. March Issue, 1955. One in bank. Turquoise compo panel fitted on matching wood base and sides occupies full length of window, creating modified shadow box. Butterfly shapes cut in panel present "bird's eye view" of shoes suspended on invisible wire. Branches painted on panel accents airy, perspective effect. White no seam back wall and floor glimpsed through openings. White lights./ Merchandise Display News. The J.M. Biow Company. 475 Fifth Ave., New York 17, N.Y. U.S. Patent No 2,360,099

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Kellen Design Archives


binder 3



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