Object Title

Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Beachwear with Fabric Fish Sculptures [Merchandise Display Copy]

Part of

Dan Arje PapersSeries 2. PhotographsAlbums, 1950-1981

Material Category
Photographic Material
Type of Work
photographic prints
Bonwit Teller window display featuring a women's knitted swimsuit. Sawdust covers the floor and hanging from the ceiling are fish made of fabric and dotted with sequins. The mannequin is wearing a black knitted swimsuit with a long necklace and a straw hat. Includes stereoscopic slide. 
January 1955
Related people
Bonwit Teller & Co (commissioner)
Dan Arje (compiler)
A25/ Bonwit Teller - 5th Ave. Window/ January Issue 1955/ One of series featuring black knitted swim suits. Backwall painted grey-blue. Sawdust covers floor. Stylized fishes are cut out of thin board and covered with nacre sequin-dotted white tweed. Spacing of these forms, suspended on invisible wire, create sub-aqueous atmosphere. Pink, blue, white lights. "Black willow wands divining southern waters."/ Merchandise Display News/ The J.M. Biow Company/ 475 Fifth Ave.,/ New York 17, N.Y./ U.S. Patent No 2,360,099 (text)
Inscription Source
8 in (width) x 10 in (height)
Related Repository
Kellen Design Archives
http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/ (copyrighted)
binder 4
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