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Dan Arje papers ➔ Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Pleated Nightgown, Lace Robe, and Mask by W.T. Benda

Photographic Material


Related people/organizations

Bonwit Teller & Co (commissioner)
Virginia Roehl (photographer)
Władysław T. Benda (artist)
Dan Arje (compiler)

Date

November 23 1949

Work Type

photographic prints

Measurements

8 in (width) x 10 in (height)

Description

Bonwit Teller window display featuring a women's negligee. The mannequin stands in between heavy curtains. The mannequin is wearing a pleated negligee with a floor length lace robe and very elegant jewelry. The mannequin is wearing an elaborate mask by W.T. Benda which also has a painted headpiece. An additional more masculine Benda mask lies on a pillow to the right side of the display. A banner at the bottom reads: "Masquerade... Bonwit's champagne fantasy third floor."

Inscription

#5 Benda Masque/ Nov. 23 1949/ 5017E/ Bonwit Teller

Location

box 1 folder 4

Identifier

KA0001_000463

Use Restrictions

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


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