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Dan Arje papers ➔ Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Summer Ensembles with Cabana in Background [Merchandise Display Copy]

Photographic Material

Related people/organizations

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


June 1954

Work Type

photographic prints


8 in (width) x 10 in (height)


Bonwit Teller window display featuring women's summer ensembles set in front of a cabana. The cabana is constructed from thin, raw lumber strips glued together. The mat paneling in the open doors are cotton lace. The mannequins both wear striped ensembles, with one mannequin wearing an off the shoulder romper and the other wearing a dress with longer sleeves. They both carry large hats and wear open toed flat shoes. Includes stereoscopic slide. 


June 1954/ Bonwit Teller/ 5th Ave. Window/ One of series. Blue backwall lighted from well in floor. Floor covered with sawdust. The cabana in this window is made of thin, raw lumber strips glued together; rigid mat paneling in open doors are cotton lace. Each window has one piece of furniture made like the cabana; each piece is different. Pink, blue lights. "Gay Design for Summer Living...." / F15 1954 June Issue/ 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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