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Folk and ethnic costumes
Additional title: Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion
Vieillard-Duverger, Louis-Camille-Eugène, 1800-1863 (Artist)
Massard, L. (Léopold), 1812-1889 (Artist)
Choubard, fl. ca. 1810-1830 (Engraver)

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1700 - 1899 (Approximate)
Table of Contents
The Americas (5 items): Indigeni della Carolina meridionale; America, Vol. II, Tav. 53 / Sasso inc. -- America settentrionale. Virginio, Sacerdote Virginio, Gl'Indiani nella Virginia venerano il Fuoco; Tom. III, Tav. 12 -- Uomo e donna di Bolivia (America del Sud) / E. Duverger -- Brazil Chili [sic]; no. 4; London, Ackermann, 1837 -- A Ticuna Indian, Coribos Indians; Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion. |||| Europe (11 items): [Plate XVII, containing multiple figures; source identified in pencil as Strutt's Costumes and games of England; possibly from an edition of Joseph Strutt's A complete view of the dress and habits of the people of England, 1796 or later] -- [Woman in Scottish garb; three-quarter view from back] -- Russland XIV bis XVIII Jahrhundert, Bediente Russischer Edellente im Hauskleide, im Festkleide; Gallerie der Costüme, No. 81, Nationell No. 20; Herausgegeben v. L. Schneider; Berlin bei Winckelmann u. Söhne -- Volksbelustigungen der Russen, Theil II, Pag 232 -- [Six plates, including figures labeled on mounts as the Highlands, Scotland; Albania, Greece; Presburg, Hungary; Sicily; Provence, France; Orléans, France] -- [Man and woman in a landscape in Slavic? costumes; dated 1838 at lower left; numbered 47 at lower right]. |||| Africa, Turkey, and the Middle East (5 items): Arabie. Femme de la Mecque; Voy. en Asie, Burckhard, pag. 147, [numbered 48 at lower left] / L. Massard, del.; Choubard, sc. -- Maure. Marchand.; Voy. en Afrique, Shaw, p. 221, Denham et Clapperton, p. 2, [numbered 31 at lower left] / F. Wachsmut, del.; Choubard, sc. -- Der türkische Kaiser, Theil II, Pag. 458 -- [Man in Turkish? costume; on the verso is a reproduction of Charles Rolls' engraving after Sir David Wilkie's Hymn of the Calabrian shepherds to the Virgin] -- Abbas. The royal lover bore her from the plain [quoted from William Taylor Collins, Persian eclogues]; London, C. Taylor, 1788 / Shelley pinxt.; Nutter sculpt. |||| Other (1 item): [Plate labeled T.LVII, containing two rows of four figures each, some in costumes from the Pacific islands, numbered 203-208].
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Fol 21-42
Clothing and dress
Costume prints
Title devised by cataloger.
Acquisition: Indigeni della Carolina, America settentrionale, Brazil & Chili, six plates of European costumes, untitled plate T.LVII Gift; Lillian Moore.
Acquisition: Russland XIV bis XVIII Jahrhundert Gift; Lincoln Kirstein.
Physical Description
Extent: 22 prints : engraving, etching, lithograph, color and b&w ; 39 x 29 cm. or smaller.
Collection culled from a variety of sources, including historical and ethnographic studies, costume prints, illustrated periodicals, and others. The collection has been grouped by geographical regions.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 826637960
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19763081
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 96d383f0-ed3c-0133-3537-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1700: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1800: Creator Born
  • 1863: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

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Folk and ethnic costumes