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Dan Arje papers ➔ Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Ensemble by B. H. Wragge and Growling Stuffed Lion [Retail Reporting Copy]

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Bonwit Teller & Co (commissioner)
Virginia Roehl (photographer)
B.H. Wragge (designer)
Dan Arje (compiler)


December 1954

Work Type

photographic prints


8 in (width) x 10 in (height)


Bonwit Teller window display featuring a women's ensemble designed by B. H. Wragge. This window is a part of a series where an exciting collection of stuffed animals are posed alongside the mannequins against solid backdrops. The floor is covered in brown confetti to emulate a textured dirt floor. In this window, a growling lion stands next to the mannequin, that is posing nonchalantly beside it wearing a sleeveless white dress and colorful necklaces.


Bonwit Teller/ Dresses/ Dis. Dir: Gene Moore/ Setup: One from a series of 'stoppers'! An exciting collection of stuffed animals have taken over Bonwit's windows. These animals, against solid color backgrounds, lend sharp contrast to the featured dresses. Here the lion dominates the scene, while the mannequin in sleeveless white nonchalantly poses beside it. Floor: Piled with brown confetti. Wall: Painted blue./ Card Copy: WINGING SOUTH, BONWIT'S FASHION SAFARI... AN EXOTIC NEW LOOK CAPTURE BY OUR OWN B.H. WRAGGE IN THE EXCITING COLORS OF THE CONGO/ A December 1954 Issue/ Printed in the U.S.A./ 12-2-54-15C/ Views & Reviews/ Retail Reporting Bureau/ Milton B. Conhaim, Inc. 101 Fifth Ave., N. Y. 3


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