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Title
The suck-in polka
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1847
Place: New York
Publisher: H.H. Robinson
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Anon Suc 1
Topics
Dancers -- United States -- 19th century
Genres
Prints
Notes
Caption title.
Acquisition: Gift; Lillian Moore.
Biographical/historical: Although no information about this image or musical composition has been located, the words and gesture indicate seem to be meant as political commentary. The polka, a popular ballroom dance and musical form of the period, appeared in many incarnations during this time.
Physical Description
Lithographs
Extent: 1 print : 35 x 21 cm.
Hand-colored
Description
Probably a sheet music cover illustration. Depiction of a young woman whose calf-length skirt and pose imply that she is a dancer. On the front of her skirt is superimposed a large bust-length image of a man making the derisive gesture of thumbing his nose. A banner below him reads "No you dont!"
Type of Resource
Still image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 825555276
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759849
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4a319790-b0d2-0133-ea0b-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

  • 1847: Issued
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The suck-in polka" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1847. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/93f8cde0-b19e-0133-0b6b-00505686a51c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The suck-in polka" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 22, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/93f8cde0-b19e-0133-0b6b-00505686a51c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1847). The suck-in polka Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/93f8cde0-b19e-0133-0b6b-00505686a51c

Wikipedia Citation

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