Month: May 2016

Women Tango Couple Postcards by Suzanne Meunier, c1917

Ray Batchelor writes: “At the source of this image it says: “Women in various Tango postures.  A postcard set by Suzanne Meunier, around 1930.” I am going to guess at some date between 1915-1919. I can only find an image like this of the whole set online, not the individual

Silent Film of Sailors Dancing with each Other, Rio de Janiero,1922

Ray Batchelor writes: “Since this was originally posted, I have found another, shorter, 55 second clip on the Pathé Archive website http://www.britishpathe.com/video/jacks-the-dasant/query/sailors+dancing showing the same scene of dancing, the right way around and with a date – 1922 – and a title sequence which identifies the scene as follows: “Titles

Shanghai Calendar girls 1930s

Ray Batchelor writes: “Taken from an article by Walter Nelson and used by him as evidence of historical same sex dancing. http://www.walternelson.com/dr/same-sex-dance No source is given by Nelson for the image so it is impossible to say which dance they are dancing. It could be tango. Andrew David Field writing

Shanghai Calendar Girls, late 1920s?

Ray Batchelor writes: “Taken from an article by Walter Nelson and used by him as evidence of historical same sex dancing. http://www.walternelson.com/dr/same-sex-dance No source is given by Nelson for the image so it is impossible to say which dance they are dancing. It could be tango. Andrew David Field writing

A woman teaching women, 1912: En Paris, gente de rang ova a la “academia de tango”

Ray Batchelor writes: “I KNOW nothing, but the information surrounding it suggests Paris, 1912. I find this interesting because it shows women supporting each other and acquiring tango skills – albeit that in this image, one of the women may have been being paid. http://www.todotango.com/english/history/chronicle/76/Tango-success/” What do you believe the

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