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Title
The Zuleika and the Emmeline polkas
Additional title: Emmeline polka
Additional title: Musical bouquet
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1850 - 1859 (Approximate)
Place: London
Publisher: Musical Bouquet
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Anon Zul 1
Topics
Ballroom dancing -- 19th century
Polkas
Genres
Prints
Sheet music covers
Scores
Notes
Caption title.
Includes "Instructions for dancing the polka," by Mrs. N. Henderson.
Acquisition: Gift; Lillian Moore.
Biographical/historical: The polka enjoyed enormous popularity both as a dance and a musical form. Although opinions about its origins differ, it is believed to have roots in Poland or Bohemia. It was brought to Prague in 1837 and made its way to Vienna, St. Petersburg, Paris, and London. Capitalizing on its growing popularity as a ballroom dance, Jules Perrot and Carlotta Grisi introduced it to the ballet stage in 1844. In the mid 1800s, it rivalled the waltz as a dance craze. It has survived into the twenty-first century, and until 2009 was included as a category in the Grammy Awards.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : lithograph, b&w ; 33 x 25 cm. + music score (4 p.)
Description
Sheet music cover illustration depicting a dancing couple. The woman wears a ballgown; the man is in military uniform with a fur-trimmed jacket hanging from his shoulder.
Type of Resource
Still image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 825121243
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19758969
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 79868750-b19d-0133-caaf-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1850: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The Zuleika and the Emmeline polkas" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1850 - 1859. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/1fdd0830-b1a0-0133-9d66-00505686a51c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The Zuleika and the Emmeline polkas" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 19, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/1fdd0830-b1a0-0133-9d66-00505686a51c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1850 - 1859). The Zuleika and the Emmeline polkas Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/1fdd0830-b1a0-0133-9d66-00505686a51c

Wikipedia Citation

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The Zuleika and the Emmeline polkas