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Dan Arje papers ➔ Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Skirt Ensembles and Owl Themed Masks

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Bonwit Teller & Co (commissioner)
Virginia Roehl (photographer)
William J. Cunningham (designer)
Dan Arje (compiler)


after 1947

Work Type

photographic prints


8 in (width) x 10 in (height)


Bonwit Teller window display featuring two women's ensembles paired with elaborate bird themed masks. The display includes a soil covered floor and woody vines.The mannequin on the left is wearing a tasseled skirt with sleeveless blouse, wrap, necklace, and heels, and the mannequin on the right is wearing a skirt with elbow sleeve blouse, brooch, bracelets and heels. The mannequins are also wearing large owl themed masks with beaks and feathers. Banner at the bottom reads: "Call of the Outdoors... Supreme fall plumage from Bonwit's sports floor the fifth. Separates collection shown 16.00 to 50.00 each.” Bird masks likely designed by Bill Cunningham, identified only as "William J."


Bonwit Teller/ 27346 Malan;Window Display Interiors Commercial Photographs/Nick Malan Studio/ Photography/ 242 Lexington Ave. New York 16/ Lexington 2-0675


box 1 folder 7



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