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Pehriska-Ruhpa, Minitarri Warrior in the Costume of the Dog Dance

Date: 1832
Description: Pehriska-Ruhpa. Minatarre warrior with bow and arrow in the costume of the dog dance.

Parade on the Capitol Square

Date: 1910
Description: A parade turning the corner from Wisconsin Avenue on to the Capitol Square. A horse-drawn wagon in the foreground carries a May Pole and dancers from the K...

Amalgamated Lithographers of America Dance

Date: 04 24 1948
Description: "Inter-City Fun Fest" dance sponsored by the Amalgamated Lithographers of America. Chicago's Mrs. Peggy Schabert dances with Mr. Gil Naps, Milwaukee.

Steelworkers Costume Party Winners

Date: 11 08 1947
Description: Prize winners at a costume dance sponsored by Local 1114, United Steelworkers of America (Harnischfeger Corporation).

Unidentified Man Dancing

Description: An unidentified man dancing for a group of onlookers in Black River Falls during the 1908 Homecoming Celebration. He is wearing a Sioux-style eagle feather...

"In Dahomey" Stars

Date: 1902
Description: George Walker, Adah Overton Walker, and Bert Williams link arms and dance the cakewalk in the first Broadway musical to be written and performed by African...

Production still of Buddy Ebsen

Date: 1937
Description: Buddy Ebsen, dressed in a suit and hat, sits on an upended case on the set of "Broadway Melody of 1937."

Street Dance

Date: 07 20 1944
Description: Young people dance in the street on Bowen Court as part of city Recreation Department summer activities. Girls are dancing with girls and boys are dancing ...

Irene Castle and Vernon Castle in Uniform with German Shepherd Dog

Date: 08 21 1917
Description: Original caption:

"The above picture is the first that has been taken of Mrs. Vernon Castle and her soldier husband since he returned to this country aft...


Irene Castle in Uniform

Date: 1917
Description: The glamorous dancer Irene Castle wearing a World War I "Preparedness Uniform" of her own design. The dress was based on the uniform worn by her husband an...

Navy Band and Tap Dancer

Date: 01 17 1944
Description: Twelve members of Navy band playing instruments on stage, with a tap dancer posing close to the floor in front of the piano.

Scene from "Wac-Khaki" GI Revue

Date: 10 01 1943
Description: Scene from Truax Field's "Wac-Khaki" GI Revue: Rhumba dancers Pfcs. Mary Noonan and James Willingham, and eight other WACs as rhumba dancers, in costume, o...

Tap Dancers

Date: 10 28 1938
Description: Five couples in folk costumes wearing tap dance shoes.

Dancing in Club 22 Park Hotel

Date: 03 01 1936
Description: Couples dancing, eating and drinking in Club 22 at the Park Hotel. Also shows orchestra and singer.

East High School Girls Modern Dance

Date: 04 18 1935
Description: Seven girls performing a modern dance on stage.

Show Girls at Heidelberg Hofbrau

Date: 03 10 1935
Description: Seven show girls, wearing hats, from the Orpheum's "Spices of 1935" show, sitting at a table at Hommel's Heidelberg Hofbrau Restaurant, 20 West Mifflin Str...

Nakoma School Groups Dancing

Date: 01 31 1935
Description: Girls in costume for Nakoma Circle Dance. Taken for Fannie Steve, Board of Education.

Club Marco, Interior with Crowd

Date: 10 06 1934
Description: Interior view of Club Marco (formerly French Village), Oregon Road (2323 S. Park Street), with couples dancing, and people sitting at tables in the foregro...

Lifebuoy Soap Dancers, Wheeler School of Dance

Date: 05 25 1933
Description: Group of seven dancers posing around an oversize cake of Lifebuoy Health Soap on a stage. The orchestra pit is in the foreground. Billie Usher, Marianne He...

Audrey Medaris Ballet Dancers

Date: 03 10 1933
Description: Members of the Audrey Medaris' dancers from the Wheeler School of Dance, featured at the Purim Frolics charity ball, are posing in costume. They are Betty ...

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