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Tango americano: chanson Creole
Chouquet, Gustave, 1819-1886 (Translator)
Escudier, Léon (Publisher)
Bertauts (Printer)

Prints depicting dance


Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1860 - 1869 (Questionable)
Place: Paris
Publisher: Léon Escudier
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFD Tan A 1
Dance, Black
Sheet music covers
Statement of responsibility: [image signed on stone by] A. Lecocq; traduction française par Mr. Gustave Chouquet; chanté par Me. Pascal Lamazou; [dediée] à Madame Oscar Comettant.
Content: Sheet music cover with 3 p. of music, including lyrics in Creole French.
Statement of responsibility: On recto, beneath image: A. Lecocq; imp. Bertauts, Paris.
Stamp on recto reads: au Ménstrel 2bis R. Vivienne, Huegel & fils.
Statement of responsibility: From page 1 of sheet music: Accompagnement de piano par Melle Joséphine Martin.
Acquisition: lot #105.
Acquisition: Purchase at auction; Mme. Gilberte Cournand; 1998/02/26;
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : lithograph, b&w ; cm. + accompanying sheet music (3 p.)
Creole couple dances, backs to each other, but looking towards each other over their shoulders. The man wears tattered knickers, a loose white shirt, and a hoop earring. The woman wears a ruffled, stripped skirt and a bandana. Behind them is a lush, jungle-like landscape.
Type of Resource
Still image
Creoles and pidgins, French-based
RLIN/OCLC: 226379615
Publisher-assigned music number: LE 2251 Léon Escudier
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16837150
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7459cde0-07cc-0133-5189-58d385a7b928
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1819: Creator Born
  • 1860: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1886: Creator Died
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Tango americano" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1860 - 1869.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Tango americano" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 17, 2022.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1860 - 1869). Tango americano Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Tango americano