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Denishawn: 1910s

Denishawn: 1910s

Modern dance pioneer Ruth St. Denis and her husband Ted Shawn with dance troupe, perhaps Denishawn Dancers. Bain News Service, publisher. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Beautiful Woman, Strange Outfit: early 1900s

Beautiful Woman, Strange Outfit: early 1900s

American stage and film actress Virginia Valli in an interesting outfit that looks to be part evening wear, part pajamas. Valli's film career started with silent films and ended early in the sound film era of the 1930s. Bain News Service, publisher. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Dutch Conductor Mengelberg: early 1900s

Dutch Conductor Mengelberg: early 1900s

Dutch conductor Joseph Willem Mengelberg listening to what appears to be an antique radio. Bain News Service, publisher. LOC original medium: glass negative.

15th U.S. Army Cavalry Band: early 1900s

15th U.S. Army Cavalry Band: early 1900s

Band of the 15th U.S. Cavalry on horseback. Photo taken between 1909 and 1940. LOC original medium: glass negative.

One-Horned Devil at the Circus: 1937

One-Horned Devil at the Circus: 1937

Circus wagon in Alger, Sheridan County, Montana. Photo taken in 1937 by photographer Russell Lee. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Creole Girls in Louisiana: 1935

Creole Girls in Louisiana: 1935

Three Creole girls, one playing guitar, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. Photo taken in 1935 by photographer Ben Shahn for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

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