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Dan Arje papers ➔ Bonwit Teller Window Display Encouraging Letters of Support to American Troops as Part of "Note to a Neighbor" Campaign

Photographic Material


Related people/organizations

Bonwit Teller & Co (commissioner)
D. F. Harington (photographer)
Dan Arje (compiler)

Date

August 12 1953

Work Type

photographic prints

Measurements

8 in (width) x 10 in (height)

Description

Bonwit Teller window display that takes part in the "Note to a Neighbor" campaign in 1953. The campaign encouraged people to write letters to service men overseas, and many stores participated in it by using their windows for display. This particular window focuses on a mixed media piece of a soldier sitting down and reading a letter. The piece is made up of panels of cloth as well as a pen and ink drawing. A placard at the bottom explains the purpose of the window by reading "Note from a Neighbor... A Program sponsored by the American Legion, Department of New York and the U.S. Department of Defense... for the purpose of encouraging letters from home to our Men and Women in the Armed Forces."

Inscription

US Army Photoraph/ 30-094-922-14/ AH-53/ 12 August 1953/ Photographer: SFC D. F. Harrington/ During the "Note to a Neighbor" Campaign many of the stores in New York cooperated by using their windows for displays. The campaign is to induce people to write to service men overseas./ The display use by Bonwit Teller, 56th St. & 5th Ave, New York.

Location

box 1, folder 9

Identifier

KA0001_000498

Citation

D. F. Harington; Dan Arje. Bonwit Teller Window Display Encouraging Letters of Support to American Troops as Part of "Note to a Neighbor" Campaign. August 12 1953. Dan Arje papers. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 21 Nov 2019.

Use Restrictions

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