Images of social dancing in nineteenth-century illustrated periodicals

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Title
Images of social dancing in nineteenth-century illustrated periodicals
Additional title: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper
Additional title: Illustrated London news
Additional title: Harper's weekly
Additional title: Illustrazione italiana
Additional title: Pictorial times
Names
Anelay, Henry, 1817-1883 (Artist)
Barnard, F (Artist)
Davis, Theodore R (Artist)
Jackson, M (Engraver)
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1843 - 1899 (Questionable)
Table of Contents
1840s: Masqued ball at the Opera, Paris; Illustrated London News, [1843] / H. Anelay ; Smith & Linton sc. -- The carnival at Paris; The procession of the carnival, Paris; The galop; [two untitled images, half-length figures of dancing couples]; Bal masque at the grand Opera, Paris [5 prints on 2 sheets]; Pictorial Times, [1844?] -- Her Majesty's costume ball; The "Sir Roger de Coverley" dance in the picture gallery; [sheet includes related text]; Illustrated London News, June 14, 1845.
1850s: The "Sir Roger de Coverley" dance; Illustrated London News, Jan. 10, 1857 / M. Jackson sc. -- Sketches in San Antonio, the fandango; Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, Jan. 15, 1859 / from a sketch by our own correspondent -- Sketches in San Antonio, the fandango [on full sheet]; Main plaza, San Antonio, Texas; Mission of Concepcion, New Mexico [3 prints on 1 sheet; includes related text]; Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, Jan. 15, [1859] / [all three inscribed] from a sketch by our own correspondent -- Scenes at the third Metropolitan Hotel hop, New York: the third hop of the season at the Metropolitan Hotel, N.Y., the ball room; Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, Feb. 26, 1859, p. 198 -- Scenes at the third Metropolitan Hotel hop, New York: Going up the grand stairway, The ladies' dressing-room, Entering the Metropolitan Hotel, The supper room, Costumes of some of the belles at the Metropolitan hop, February 16 [5 prints on 1 sheet; related text on the verso]; Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, Feb. 26, 1859, p. 199 -- Smith O'Brien, Esq.; Fancy characters at the masquerade ball of the Lieder-Kranz Society [2 prints on 1 sheet; related text on sheet]; Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, March 19, 1859 -- Christmas in the baronial hall in the olden time; Illustrated London News, Dec. 24, 1859 / by [?] J. Gilbert ; [initialed on matrix] JG ; W.L. Thomas, sc.
1860s: The naval academy ball at Annapolis, Maryland, January 8, 1869; Harper's Weekly, Jan. 30, 1869 / sketched by Theo. R. Davis.
1870s: Ball at the New York Academy of Music in honor of the Grand Duke Alexis; Harper's Weekly, Dec. 16, 1871 -- May I have the pleasure? [related poem, partly trimmed off, on the verso]; [unidentified periodical, 1879] / drawn by F. Barnard ; [initialed on matrix] FB ; Swain sc.
1880s: Wednesday evening, We had a dance, the Rev. Charles seemed the favoured one, the captain looked daggers; Illustrated London News Christmas number, [1884].
1890s: Il valzer; L'Illustrazione italiana, [Feb. 20, 1898] / quadro di V. Gilbert.
Undated: In her great joy, she wished that she might die then and there with his arms around her; [unidentified periodical].
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Soc 1-17
Topics
Ballroom dancing -- 19th century
Carnival -- France -- Paris
Masquerades -- 19th century
Dance -- Texas -- San Antonio
Genres
Prints
Illustrations
Clippings
Notes
Title devised by cataloger.
Acquisition: Masqued ball at the Opera, The "Sir Roger de Coverley" dance Gift; Lincoln Kirstein.
Physical Description
Wood engravings
Extent: 29 prints (17 sheets) : wood engraving, chiefly b&w ;41 x 41 cm. or smaller.
Description
Illustrations of social dancing from nineteenth-century periodicals, including the Illustrated London News, the Pictorial Times, Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, Harper's Weekly, and L'Illustrazione italiana. Two examples come from unidentified periodicals. Some sheets contain more than one print, including non-dance subjects. Most of the prints in this collection depict dancing at upper-class social events, but there are also images of more plebeian masked balls, dances at carnival season, and an informal social dance in San Antonio, Texas. The collection is arranged in chronological order; dates given in brackets are handwritten or conjectural rather than printed on the item.
Type of Resource
Still image
Languages
English
Italian
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 825770415
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19760333
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a2ee2310-0104-0135-0757-19cc5dee15ee
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1817: Creator Born
  • 1843: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1883: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Images of social dancing in nineteenth-century illustrated periodicals" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1843 - 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ae705cb0-01e6-0135-b16a-115bbd926ba2

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Images of social dancing in nineteenth-century illustrated periodicals" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 15, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ae705cb0-01e6-0135-b16a-115bbd926ba2

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1843 - 1899). Images of social dancing in nineteenth-century illustrated periodicals Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ae705cb0-01e6-0135-b16a-115bbd926ba2

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Images of social dancing in nineteenth-century illustrated periodicals