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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • RAINIER NATIONAL PARK: c. 1920s

Sisters of the Sun: 1929

Sisters of the Sun: 1929

Circa 1929. "Unidentified women, possibly Elizabeth Duncan dancers." The gauzy harbingers of Spring. 4x5 nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

 

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Caption?

I wonder if the captioner meant Isadora Duncan dancers. Isadora died in 1927, but her spirit still flits across the landscape.

[Elizabeth Duncan was a dance instructor and Isadora's older sister. -tterrace]

Listen

If only we could hear the music they are hearing.

Middle Is Mostest

Well, I'm a senior citizen but too young to have met the lady in the middle. But in 1965 as a teen Marine, Great Uncle Ed told me that there were beautiful women in his day and some of them were even born in the 19th century.

Si-reens

These may be the Sirens from "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" practicing up for their next victims.

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