Bonwit Teller & Co
8 in (width) x 10 in (height)
Bonwit Teller window display featuring safari themed ensembles 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. The first mannequin hints at Ernest Hemingway as the second mannequin holds a magazine with Hemingway’s portrait and name on it. The women’s ensemble includes a belted light dress with pearl jewelry, heeled shoes and gloves. Next to the two figures is a stuffed animal, possibly a pudu - the world's smallest deer. Includes stereoscopic slide.
M1/ Bonwit Teller - 5th Ave. Window/ December Issue 1954/ One of series with safari theme; 'hunters' clothes borrowed from noted sports equipment store. Floor covered with brown paper punchings. White lights in well beneath floor. Life size model of animal. Man's figure suggests recent Nobel Prize winner, Ernest Hemingway. Pink, white lights. "Winging South - Bonwit's fashion safari, an exotic new look captured by our own B.H. Wragge in the exciting colors of the Congo."/ 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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