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Cesi Kellinger collection of dance materials, 1842-1994

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Photographs and Prints, 1842-1974 (continued)
Photographs, 1906-1974 (continued)
BOX-FOLDER 3/6 Negatives of performance photographs, 1906, 1926, undated
Four negatives
Ted Shawn in Performance
BOX-FOLDER 4/28 Abduction of Sita, circa 1920
One 9 x 7 inch photograph, inscribed by Shawn
Photographer: Lou Goodale Bigelow
Note: Inscribed incorrectly as "Siamese dance"
BOX-FOLDER 4/29 Graham, Martha, undated
Photographer: unknown
BOX-FOLDER 4/30 St. Denis, Ruth, undated
Two prints: headshot and mid-shot
Photographer: unknown
Note: Unrelated to specific performances
BOX-FOLDER 4/31 St. Denis, Ruth, with Ted Shawn, 1949
Photographer: unknown
Location: Jacob's Pillow
BOX-FOLDER 3/7 Negatives of Ruth St. Denis, undated
Three negatives of same profile headshot
Prints, 1842-1929
Dance and theatre scenes
BOX-FOLDER 5/1 The Ballet of the Bags, 1886
Color satirical cartoon by Albert B. Schultz
Note: Published in December 15 issue of Puck
Note: Includes essay about the Evangelical Alliance of St. Louis's criticism of the National Opera Company
BOX-FOLDER 5/7 Crusader, undated
Print of artwork by Ruth Howard and poem of Ruth St. Denis
Note: Reformatted reprint of artwork and poem published in Ruth St. Denis's book Lotus Light
BOX-FOLDER 2/8 The Dancing Class, 1913
Color lithograph by Anna Wehlan Betts
Note: Published in January issue of Harper's Magazine, with essay titled "Old Fashioned Children" by E. S. Martin
BOX-FOLDER 5/2 The Dancing Lesson of Our Grandmothers, 1888
Gebbie & Husson photogravure of painting by Toby E. Rosenthal
Note: Includes essay about the painting and artist
BOX-FOLDER 5/3 The Dancing School, circa 1888-1890
Gebbie & Husson photogravure of a painting by Vincente Palmorali
Note: Includes essay about the painting and artist
BOX-FOLDER 5/4 The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein, 1867
Review of performance on verso
Note: Published in October 19 issue of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper
BOX-FOLDER 5/5 Léon Bakst dans le Ballet Russe, 1927
Nine color tipped-in plates of ballet scene designs by Léon Bakst, [8] pages
Note: Essay published in L'Illustration - Noël serial, about festivals organized by Serge de Diaghilev in Paris and London
Note: Ballets depicted include Sleeping Beauty, The Legend of Joseph, and The Venetian Pirate
BOX-FOLDER 5/6 Pas de Quatre ballet scene, circa 1851-1854
Illustrations of Marie Taglioni, Fanny Cerrito, Carlotta Grisi, and Lucille Grahn
Note: Published in Gleason's Pictorial Drawing Room Companion
BOX-FOLDER 5/7 Pas des Déesses ballet scene, 1846
Illustration of Marie Taglioni, Lucille Grahn, Fanny Cerrito, and Arthur Saint-Leon
Note: Published in August 1 issue of The Illustrated London News
BOX-FOLDER 2/9 Pas Strategique ballet scene, 1851
Illustration and review of the performance
Note: Published in May 24 issue of Gleason's Pictorial Drawing Room Companion
BOX-FOLDER 2/10 "A Series of Decorative Figures from the Dance," circa 1920-1921
Illustrated pamphlet 9¼ inches ¾ by 5¾ inches, [16] pages
Note: Privately published by Wisconsin sketch artist and illustrator Bernice O. Oehler; designs contributed by Margaret H'Doubler's dance students
BOX-FOLDER 5/8 White Fawn ballet, 1868
Illustration with essay
Note: Published in February 8 issue of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper
BOX-FOLDER 2/11 Untitled artwork, circa 1935
Print of artwork, possibly Ruth Harwood, inscribed and signed by Ruth St. Denis
Individual artists
BOX-FOLDER 5/9 Cerrito, Fanny, 1842
Note: Published in July 23 issue of The Illustrated London News
BOX-FOLDER 5/10 Cerrito, Fanny, in Alma, 1844
Two illustrations, with performance review
Note: Published in August 17 issue of The Illustrated London News
BOX-FOLDER 5/11 Cerrito, Fanny, in Alma, circa 1843-1844
Full-page color portrait
Note: Mirror image of lithograph Fanny Cerrito by Jules Bouvier
BOX-FOLDER 5/12 Fuoco, Sofia, in Tarantella, [1850s]
Copy of 1850s lithograph color portrait by Niccolo Sanesi
Note: "Copy of color lithograph of Carlotta Pochini, first printed in 1855," on verso
BOX-FOLDER 2/12 St. Denis, Ruth, in garden with peacock, 1917
Sepia-tone print photograph
Note: Published as supplement to The Tatler periodical
BOX-FOLDER 2/13 St. Denis, Ruth, Nautch dance, undated
Two copies of plates of photographs
Note: Credited as color photographs taken of St. Denis especially for Encyclopedia Brittannica
Note: Second pose described as imitation of Chinese carvings representing Kwan Yin, the Buddhist goddess of compassion
BOX-FOLDER 5/13 Taglioni, Marie, 1845
Half-length portrait with essay on her career on verso
Note: Published in July 5 issue of The Illustrated London News
BOX-FOLDER 2/14 Vyroubova, Nina, undated
Two-sided published photograph with essay
BOX 2-3, 5-6 Publications, 1859-1991
The Publications series, which encompasses books, clippings, articles, and promotional materials that date between 1859 and 1991, is organized by the four formats.
Among the books are volumes published by Ted Shawn and Ruth St. Denis, dance manuals, biographies and histories, exhibition catalogs, and conference proceedings. Many of these works contain exquisite reproductions of visual materials related to dance. Two items, including a rare tour guide to India, contain bookplates indicating that they were owned by Denishawn. Five of the books are housed with the Kellinger Dance Collection. The remaining 20 items have been relocated to the reference shelves of the Music Division’s Performing Arts Reading Room (PARR) or can be requested at the PARR circulation desk.
The articles include several essays written by distinguished modern dancers and cultural commentators. The newspaper clippings include items about Martha Graham, Ruth St. Denis, and the Stuttgart Ballet. Promotional materials consist of brochures of booking agents, as well as flyers and cards used to advertise performances, workshops, and other dance events. These items focus primarily on Martha Graham, Ruth St. Denis, Ted Shawn, and their dance companies.
Arranged by format and alphabetically therein by author or subject, as appropriate.
BOX 6 Books, 1859?-1979
BOX 6 Dickson, Edward R., ed. and comp. Poems of the Dance: An Anthology (1500 B.C. - 1920 A.D.), 1921
Illustrated edition
BOX 6 Joiner, Betty. Costumes for the Dance, 1937
BOX 6 Madura, A Tourist's Guide, 1913
Note: Bookplate reads "Ex libris Denishawn"
BOX 6 Miller, Marion Mills. The Return of Odysseus, 1917
Autographed by Marion Mills Miller to Ruth St. Denis
Note: Bookplate reads "Ex libris Denishawn"
BOX 6 Schlundt, Christena L. Tamiris: A Chronicle of Her Dance Career, 1927-1955, 1972
BOX 2, 5 Articles, 1909-1930
BOX-FOLDER 2/15 Graham, Martha, "Seeking an American Art of the Dance," 1930
Annotated photocopy, 4 pages
Note: Published in Revolt in the Arts by Oliver M. Sayler
BOX-FOLDER 5/14 Martin, Jean, "La Résurrection des danses et des drames antiques à Athènes," 1929
Illustrated essay on the revived Greek dance with photographs by the author
Note: Published in L'Illustration, Journal Universel, 7 September 1929
BOX-FOLDER 2/16 Mendès, Jane Catulle, “Statues mouvantes, fleurs animées," 1909
Article from Je Sait Tout - Noël annual magazine, 8 pages
Note: Essay and illustrations of early twentieth-century choreographies inspired by Greek, Egyptian, and Asian antiquities, including the orientalist dance of Ruth St. Denis
BOX-FOLDER 2/17 Shawn, Ted, "The Melting Pot of the Dance," 1924
Complete May 1924 issue of Dance Lover's Magazine
Note: Ruth St. Denis is featured as the cover illustration
Note: Includes Arthur Murray's article "The Ritz Waltz: How to Do It"
BOX-FOLDER 2/18 Tanzgemeinschaft: Vierteljahrschrift für Tänzerische Kultur [Dance Community, a Quarterly for Dance Culture], 1930
Two issues: volume 2, numbers 1 and 3
Note: Includes essays and features in German, as well as article by Mary Wigman
BOX 2-3 Newspaper clippings, 1953-1973
BOX-FOLDER 2/19 Graham, Martha, 1953-1984, undated
Eight clippings
BOX-FOLDER 2/20 St. Denis, Ruth, 1961
BOX-FOLDER 3/4 Stuttgart Ballet, 1973
BOX 2-3 Promotional material, 1931-1990
BOX 2/21, 3/5 Graham, Martha, 1973-1982
Three flyers and advertisement
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