Folk and ethnic dancing in wood engravingsAdditional title: Illustrated London newsAdditional title: Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room CompanionAdditional title: Harper's Weekly
Prints depicting dance
Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1800 - 1899 (Approximate)
Table of ContentsTwelfth-day custom at Havana [Cuba; sheet also includes engravings captioned Valparaiso and the late Captain Walker, Texan Rangers], Illustrated London News, Jan. 15, 1848 -- Village dancers [Egypt] / [signed on matrix] C. Rud. Nuber [?] -- Dance in the ruins of Karnak [Egypt] -- Christmas in north Germany -- Representation of a dance of the Sandwich Islanders [Hawaii] -- Les Cathacks [i.e., Kathaks?, India] / [initialed on matrix] A de N -- Native dance of the Hindoo girls [India] -- Nautch girls in India dancing before a European party; Frank Leslie's Illustrated Lady's Almanac for 1867 -- Un nautch ou danse de bayadères, a Bombay / [signed on matrix] Ja. Ettlince [?] sc. -- Une scene a Palibothra, d'apres les bas-reliefs de Sanchi [India] / [signatures on matrix are difficult to read] -- War dance of New Zealanders [sheet also includes engravings captioned Waimati Church and burial place of British officers; Commanding officers, Wau Rua Pekareka; External cavern; Internal cavern and connecting passage; Group of Maories], Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion, Mar. 18, 1854 -- Figures of Russian peasantry in silver -- A dance at Gilghit [Tibet], Illustrated London News, Feb. 12, 1870 -- Lama dance at Jummoo, performed before the Prince of Wales, from a sketch by one of our special artists, Illustrated London News, Feb. 26, 1876 / [initialed on matrix] WJP, WHO -- Lama dance at Jummoo, performed before the Prince of Wales, Harper's Weekly, supplement, Apr. 1, 1876 / [initialed on matrix] WJP, WHO -- [Dancing couple with two musicians, West Indies], Brookes's Universal Gazetteer, 1840.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFX Fol 5-20
TopicsFolk dancing -- CubaDance -- EgyptFolk dancing -- GermanyDance -- HawaiiDance -- IndiaDance -- West IndiesFolk dancing, Maori
NotesTitle devised by cataloger.Acquisition: War dance of New Zealanders Gift; Lillian Moore.
Physical DescriptionWood engravingsExtent: 16 prints : 40 x 40 cm. or smaller
DescriptionCollection culled from a variety of sources, chiefly illustrated periodicals and books, most of them dating from the nineteenth century. Some items have been trimmed of their captions and/or publication data, making identification of their sources difficult. Among the known sources of these prints are the Illustrated London News and Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion. Many of these images have a journalistic sense of immediacy and authenticity, though the engravers may have been working far from the actual scene, basing their pictures on sketches provided by artists in the field. Some of the prints include non-dance subject matter. The collection has been arranged alphabetically by geographical location.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 825772842NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19760337Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a0ae67c0-ed3c-0133-bc62-00505686a51c
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