Dancing

Illustrates popular modern and traditional dances in the United States and other countries. Includes dance crazes and illustrates dance steps. Many dances introduced as part of promotion campaign for moving pictures. Documents black dancers performing a wide variety of steps, from voodoo dances to...

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Corporate Author: Philadelphia Record
Language:English
Published: 1929-1946
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Online Access:Philadelphia Record Photograph Morgue (Name Index)
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Summary: Illustrates popular modern and traditional dances in the United States and other countries. Includes dance crazes and illustrates dance steps. Many dances introduced as part of promotion campaign for moving pictures. Documents black dancers performing a wide variety of steps, from voodoo dances to the Harlemcongo to the Jitterbug and Ballet. Also contains acrobatic dancing, tap, hula, and folk dancing. Documents dance rehearsals, most notably the Rockettes, as well as taxi dancers. Many dances relate to World War II or the New York World's Fair. Includes dance classes at Philadelphia's Hobby League.
These subject entries for the Philadelphia Record newspaper’s photo “morgue” are primarily for Places (buildings, parks, streets, etc.), Things (Bicycles, Bison, Blind Persons [just sampling the B’s]), Events (Democratic National Convention 1936, Flourtown Fair, Harvest Week) and Social Constructs (Home Economics, City Planning, Eating & Drinking, etc.). Each of these subjects became a MARC record which included a call number. In the case of these records, the call numbers are the actual folder numbers for the materials referenced. Therefore, these subject headings are really also an index for this section of the Philadelphia Record newspaper’s photograph morgue. [The name section of the Philadelphia Record photo morgue represents individuals, A-Z, and
Item Description: Refer to inventory for specific dances included.
Part of the Philadelphia Record Photograph Collection; for general information, see collection record.
Physical Description: 509 photoprints : silver gelatin