The New School Archives Digital Collections

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)

Date

June 1954

Work Type

photographic prints

Measurements

8 in (width) x 10 in (height)

Description

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. 

Inscription

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

Location

binder 4

Identifier

KA0001_000241

Citation

Dan Arje. Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Summer Ensembles with Cabana in Background [Merchandise Display Copy]. June 1954. Dan Arje papers. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 10 Dec 2019.

Use Restrictions

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/ 


There’s more! What you see on this site is only what is viewable online. Please visit our website to find out more about what’s in the archives.