Sing-song girls, aged between 8-10 years, in training at a teahouse to entertain men during dinners with song, dance and recitation, Beijing, China, early 1930s
photos by Ellen Thorbecke
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Dancing by the lake, Wannsee/Berlin, 1920s
Looks like a jitterbug routine! Ken Murray and Rita Hayworth have fun at a cocktail party given the other afternoon at The Victor Hugo, located at 233 North Beverly Drive. photograph dated June 13, 1940
may I have this (balcony) dance?
Flappers Dancing the Charleston atop the Sherman Hotel, Chicago, December 11, 1926
as seen in MoMA’s excellent Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000 exhibit
Times Wide World Photos. “A Famous School of Dance Has a Birthday,” class at an Isadora Duncan dance school. 1929
A quasimystical belief in the psychological and therapeutic power of expressive movement inspired pioneers of modern dance education in Europe and the United States, among them Isadora Duncan and Margaret Morris, each of whom established private schools for children. Classes were frequently conducted outdoors, and emphasized a natural athleticism. Touring troupes of scantily clad girls trained by Duncan performed with bare feet and loose hair, causing a public sensation before and after World War I.
Learn more at MoMA.org/centuryofthechild
a 1965 episode of ‘Hullabaloo’ with Chuck Berry (October 18, 1926 - )
Marilyn Monroe & Truman
Streckfus Persons Capote (September 30, 1924 – August 25, 1984)
Agnes De Mille (September 18, 1905 – October 7, 1993) in the studio, by Alfredo Valent, 1930