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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Water Nymphet: 1925

Water Nymphet: 1925

June 30, 1925. "Miss Dorothy Brautigam of the National American Ballet." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Dorothy Brautigam

Dorothy was born on January 9, 1911. She was in the Ziegfeld Follies, was later married, no children and died at the age of 85. She was 15 years old in this picture.

-- Rose B. D. (Dorothy's sister)

Dorothy is my sister!!!!

I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw my sister's photo. Dorothy was a prominent figure in the Ziegfeld Follies.

[Amazing. Tell us more! - Dave]

Get the Calamine Lotion!

Is that poison ivy? Sure looks like it.....makin' me itchy and scratchy just looking at it!

Goober Pea

She's Got Legs

... but if she's 14, I'll eat my hat.

Dorothy Has Been Found

1930 Census: Clinton, Shelby Co, Ohio
Ezekiel Brautigam, age 44, bp OH, p’s bp OH, Manager- knitting mill
Hortence Brautigam, wife, age 42, bp OH, p’s bp OH
Hugh Brautigam, son, age 20, bp OH, Foreman- knitting mill
Dorothy Brautigam, dau, age 19, bp OH, Dancer- professional
Hila Brautigam, dau, age 14, bp OH
Faye Brautigam, dau, age 11, bp OH
Mary Brautigam, dau, age 8, bp OH
John Brautigam, son, age 5, bp OH
Rose Brautigam, dau, age 3 2/12, bp OH

[Or maybe not. If Dorothy was 19 in 1930, she'd be 14 years old in this photo. - Dave]

 
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