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Our ball
Bryson, Robert M., fl. 1863-1876 (Lithographer)
Atkinson, George Francklin (Artist)

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1859 (Questionable)
Place: London
Publisher: Day & Son
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Bry R Our 1
Ballroom dancing -- 19th century
British -- Social life and customs -- India
Statement of responsibility: Capt. G.F. Atkinson, del. ; R.M. Bryson, lith.
Caption title.
Biographical/historical: Illustration from George Francklin Atkinson's memoir "Curry & rice", on forty plates or, the ingredients of social life at "our station" in India, first published in 1859, with several subsequent editions.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : lithograph, hand-colored ; 19 x 25 cm.
Depiction of a ball in a room cooled by a punkah, a large screenlike fan often used in India. Two couples are dancing, observed by other ladies and gentlemen. With the exception of a dark-skinned man in a white turban and dhoti, all are Europeans, in fashionable garments of the mid-nineteenth century.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 825552116
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759775
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5b5e3020-ead2-0133-c29e-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1859: Issued
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Our ball" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1859. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/0bd5f1c0-ead9-0133-4dd5-00505686a51c

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Our ball" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 13, 2024. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/0bd5f1c0-ead9-0133-4dd5-00505686a51c

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Wikipedia Citation

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Our ball