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View of a cakewalk procession of couples at a ball, circa late 1800s

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Title
View of a cakewalk procession of couples at a ball, circa late 1800s
Collection

Dance

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1897-03-13 (Questionable)
Date Issued: 1980
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Dance / Box 1, folder 3
Topics
Cakewalk (Dance)
Dance
African Americans -- Social life and customs
Balls (Parties)
Genres
Illustrations
Prints
Notes
Partial caption on item reads: ...before the ball was declared finished, a long procession of couples was formed, who walked in their very best manner round the room three times before the criticizing eyes of a dozen old people, who selected the best turned-out pair, and gravely presented them with a large plum cake.
Publications: Image may have appeared in the Illustrated London News, March 13, 1897
Date: Reproduction date: 1980
Physical Description
Extent: 26 x 21 cm ; black and white
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15866849
Photo Order: 53206
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 12946910-09f4-0132-77ce-58d385a7b928
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1897: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2018: Found by you!
  • 2019

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "View of a cakewalk procession of couples at a ball, circa late 1800s" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1897-03-13 - 1980. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/67f58420-0ac0-0132-37d5-58d385a7b928

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "View of a cakewalk procession of couples at a ball, circa late 1800s" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 21, 2018. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/67f58420-0ac0-0132-37d5-58d385a7b928

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (1897-03-13 - 1980). View of a cakewalk procession of couples at a ball, circa late 1800s Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/67f58420-0ac0-0132-37d5-58d385a7b928

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View of a cakewalk procession of couples at a ball, circa late 1800s