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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE MIAMI: c. 1960s

Castles in the Air: 1933

Castles in the Air: 1933

"1932 or 1933. No caption -- dancers in ballroom." The Shorpy Research Department has determined this to be the Washington Arts Club's annual Bal Boheme, specifically the "Castles in the Air" costume ball held Feb. 6, 1933, at the Willard Hotel. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

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This photograph is rather grainy, a result of it being shot on emulsion fast enough to capture action in rather low light compared to most of the photos we see here from that time period.

[The balloon shadows would seem to indicate flash powder was used. - Dave]

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I do believe I see Jack Torrance there on the floor. What a shining caretaker he was at the time.

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