Dance marathon in Chicago, 1931

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Contestants of a dance marathon at the Merry Garden Ballroom, Belmont and Sheffield, enter their hour, Chicago.

The dance marathon is a rather strange microcosm of depression America, with the participants barely hanging on by their teeth. Description from goodreads.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Irene Rannhah and Harold Stewart at the Ashland Boulevard Auditorium Dance Marathon, starting their hour of dancing at a. on October Photographer unknown.

1930s couple dancing during a dance marathon.  These couples would dance for cash prizes.  One would sleep while the other continued to dance.

couple dancing during a dance marathon. These couples would dance for cash prizes. One would sleep while the other continued to dance.

Last four couples standing in a Chicago dance marathon circa 1930's. This hilarious image was taken at the Merry Garden Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois,1931. Believed to be the longest recorded dance marathon in history. This particular contest began on August 29th 1929, and didn’t stop until April 1st 1931!  Mike Ritof and Edith Boudreaux claimed first prize of $ 2,000 cash, and the marathon record. Unbelievably they danced for a total of 5,152 hours and 48 minutes!

Last four couples standing in a Chicago dance marathon, ca. Dance marathons started as a popular fad in the and when organized dance endurance contests attracted people to compete to achieve fame or win monetary prizes.

Dance Marathons

"Black" Dance Marathons (continuous motion) or "Derbies" became extremely popular during the depression years as many out of wor.

Dance Marathons Headlines 1920s | dancer being attended to

"Black" Dance Marathons (continuous motion) or "Derbies" became extremely popular during the depression years as many out of wor.

She loved to dance. Jitterbug was her favorite. She was showing me how to cha cha when she fell and broke her shoulder at 86

Jitterbug I love old photos because of this: Even though people dress different ways based on where they are in time and space, we all experience the same emotions and think about the same big things.

KOREA ~ 1890 ~ Thought to be a portrait of Queen Min

Queen Min, Empress Myeongseong October 1851 – 8 October known informally as Queen Min, was the first official wife of Gojong of Korea, the twenty-sixth king of Joseon and the first emperor of the Korean Empire and the last Queen of Korea.

The iconic photo of Tank Man, the unknown rebel who stood in front of a column of Chinese tanks in an act of defiance following the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.

Tank Man, 1989 - The most iconic image of the Tiananmen Square massacre, this picture depicts the important “unknown rebel” standing in front of the tanks that threatened a peaceful protest in China. Jeff Widener snapped this image.

Love everything about this shot. No introduction needed for 'ole Blue Eyes.

Rare Photos of Jazz Icons by Herman Leonard

allaboutthepast: “ Frank Sinatra performing in Monte Carlo photographed by Herman Leonard, 1958 ”

10 imagens que marcaram o mundo da fotografia

10 imagens que marcaram o mundo da fotografia

Legendary kiss V–J day in Times Square Alfred Eisenstaedt , was published in Life in 1945 with the caption, In New York's Times Square a white-clad girl clutches her purse and skirt as an uninhibited sailor plants his lips squarely on hers

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