Bailando tango en Palermo Archivo General de Nacion 1890
Ray Batchelor writes:
“This comes originally from the Archivo General de la Nación Argentina, but I have yet to locate it online from that source. This image – and this caption – is taken from the website of Miguel Diel, based in Orange in France.
The image appears to show rural couple dancing which include the two men in the centre. From the faces in the crowd, the camera is obviously an object of interest. The dress and dresses would be consistent with the date given. How do we know it IS tango? And what would ‘tango’ have meant in 1890, danced on the rough ground? All that, quiet apart from reflecting on the apparent normality of the scene, with no sign that the men were dancing for humorous effect, but dancing as apparent equals to the more conventionally constituted couples of a man leading a woman.”
What do you belive the copyright status of this image to be?
Ray Batchelor believes: “The image is out of copyright.”
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