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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Meet the Neighbors: 1920

Meet the Neighbors: 1920

Ruth St. Denis and husband Ted Shawn, of the Denishawn dance company, in the back yard circa 1920. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

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85 years later

I had the privilege to see a performance of the Royal Thai Ballet doing a performance of the story of Hanuman. It was absolutely stunning and I would strongly encourage anyone that is able to catch one of their tourers to do so. It is an experience you will remember for all your life.

I was actually fortunate enough to see them perform at the Thailand Cultural Centre in Bangkok. I was in the company of a Thai lady who was able to fill me in on points of the story.

There are screens that provide and English translation above the stage but after a few minutes I was so wrapped up in the performance that I forgot about them.

To quote a modern phrase...

That's hot.


Hope you get more of these majestic dancers. Wow!

[Oh yes. Quite a few more. The millennium is young! - Dave]


These 'pagoda' style headdresses are typical Siamese (Thai).


Beautiful! I'm a costume designer myself and I WISH I had these two for neighbors!

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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