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Dan Arje papers ➔ Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Ensemble and Christmas Tree by Valerian S. Rybar in Rococco Venetian Style

Photographic Material


Related people/organizations

Bonwit Teller & Co (commissioner)
Virginia Roehl (photographer)
Valerian S. Rybar (designer)
Dan Arje (compiler)

Date

November 24 1954

Work Type

photographic prints

Measurements

8 in (width) x 10 in (height)

Description

Bonwit Teller window display featuring a women's dress with a Christmas tree from Valerian S. Rybar's "Christmas Trees Through the Ages". The floor is covered with snow, and the Christmas tree stands upon a miniature snowbank. This particular tree is in the rococco Venetian style. The tree is made up of velvet covered lampshade frames with a layer of acetate feathers and real plumes, which have been arranged in tiers on a wooden pole. The mannequin is wearing a floor length coat with fur sleeves and is accessorized with opulent jewelry. A banner at the bottom of the display reads "Oh what a magical time is Christmas! a gift time..."

Inscription

Fifth Avenue/ November 24, 1954/ 7118m Virginia Roehl/ Bonwit Teller

Location

binder 4

Identifier

KA0001_000279

Citation

Virginia Roehl; Valerian S. Rybar; Dan Arje. Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Ensemble and Christmas Tree by Valerian S. Rybar in Rococco Venetian Style. November 24 1954. Dan Arje papers. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 20 Sep 2019.

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