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Tiller Girls: 1926
New York, 1926. "Tiller girls." Arriving from England, 16 chorus girls in the troupe originated ... musical-theater impresario and precision-dancing pioneer John Tiller. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain. View full size. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/07/2012 - 2:40pm -

Tiller Girls: 1926

U.S.S. Onondaga: 1864
... smoking a pipe is the one who actually has a hand on the tiller. As far as the three objects handing over the starboard gunwale, they ... The "monitor" was a radical new warship design by engineer John Ericsson during the US Civll War. The standard high-sided wooden warship ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/09/2012 - 7:20pm -

U.S.S. Onondaga: 1864

Sunshine Girls: 1923
... soles that beat as one. They are the pick of the John Tiller flock, which now numbers some 20,000 dancers all trained by some ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/10/2012 - 6:14pm -

Sunshine Girls: 1923

The Roofettes: 1923
... D.C., July 1923. "Sunshine Girls." Also known as the Tiller Girls , a dance troupe originated by the British musical-theater impresario John Tiller. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/27/2012 - 2:21pm -

The Roofettes: 1923

The Dancing Dozen: 1925
New York circa 1925. "Tiller girls." Arriving from England, 12 chorus girls in the troupe originated ... musical-theater impresario and precision-dancing pioneer John Tiller. 5x7 glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size. ... the poster who supplied the Wikipedia link. Wikipedia says John Tiller, the founder of the troupe, died the year of this photo, in New ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/19/2012 - 7:25pm -

The Dancing Dozen: 1925

Detroit Opera House: 1904
... we do know is that it's an early brass era runabout with tiller steering, semi-eliptical leaf springs at each corner, and wooden spoked ... veteran as a member of Co. B, 85th Ohio Volunteers) and John Kay, who was born in Scotland. They were jewelers, opticians, importers ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/20/2012 - 12:23am -

Detroit Opera House: 1904

Diplomatic Pooch: 1915
... Wilson's new Secretary of State, with her poodle at the tiller of an electric car. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View ... Foster, daughter of the late Secretary of State and Mrs. John W. Foster, came to Washington in 1881 with her parents. At the time ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/27/2012 - 5:43pm -

Diplomatic Pooch: 1915
 
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