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Dan Arje papers ➔ Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Summer Ensembles with Sunburst Paper Sculpture [Merchandise Display Copy]

Photographic Material

Related people/organizations

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


July 1954

Work Type

photographic prints


8 in (width) x 10 in (height)


Bonwit Teller window display featuring women's summer ensembles. The set up includes a doorway to the right of the window frame that has bamboo curtains and a floor covered in sand. A mannequin is posed in this doorway as if just stepping through it. This mannequin is wearing a summer dress, wedge heels, a hat, and bracelets. The other mannequin is posed in front of a large yellow sunburst structure that is made up of parchment paper. The mannequin is wearing a short summer dress with a short sleeved jacket of the same material over it, and open toed flat shoes. Includes stereoscopic slide. 


July 1954/ Bonwit Teller/ 5th Ave. Window/ One of series. Blue background. Sand on floor. Display department entre to window is incorporated in display by replacing door with bamboo curtain and putting sand on floor of entrance. Yellow sunburst is made of parchment paper, over thin dowls and is hung on fine wire. "Bonwit's Sees a Host of Pretty Fashions By The Light of the Summer Sun." / G12 1954 July 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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