William John “Bill” Cunningham (1929–2016) was a longtime New York Times photographer and journalist known for his “On the Street” and “Evening Hours” columns. As much a cultural anthropologist as he was a fashion photographer, Cunningham was known for his candid street and event photographs of New Yorkers that depicted up-to-the-minute fashion trends. To achieve his telling photographs, Bill Cunningham used a Nikon camera and often circulated around the city on a bicycle. In temperate weather he wore a blue French work jacket. The New-York Historical Society is pleased to display these selected objects from Cunningham's personal possessions, recently donated to the Museum by John Kurdewan, Cunningham’s right-hand man, and Louise Doktor, longtime friend and muse.