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Bill Cunningham’s memorabilia will join the New-York Historical Society’s permanent collection

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The iconic photographer’s bicycle, camera, and personal library will soon have a new home

Alternative View - Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

The personal items of beloved fashion photographer Bill Cunningham, who passed away in June 2016, will have a new home at the New-York Historical Society’s permanent collection. Known for riding around Manhattan on his Biria bicycle with his Nikon camera in tow, these personal belongings, along with the blue French worker’s jacket that Cunningham often wore have been donated by his former assistant and a personal friend, reports the New York Times.

The collection will also feature Cunningham’s library of over 200 books, photographs, and notes along with his feather collection and tools. These items will join a series of Cunningham’s photographs that were donated at an earlier time.

“It is with great pride that the New-York Historical Society becomes the new home for his earthly belongings,” said museum president Louise Mirrer.

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Cunningham worked with the New York Times for more than 40 years and captured some of fashions most iconic photographs. Upon news of his passing, the city temporarily renamed the corner of East 57th Street and 5th Avenue, where often photographed, Bill Cunningham Way.

The exhibit honoring his life and work is expected to debut sometime around the spring.

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