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Butterfly Dance: 1914

Butterfly Dance: 1914

January 31, 1914. New York. "Golden Butterfly Dance -- Women's Political Union Suffrage Ball, 71st Regiment Armory." 5x7 glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size.

 

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Siena comes to Park Avenue

Speaking of "brickolage," the 71st Regiment Armory was quite a place, with its turrets, battlements and Siena tower. Built in 1904-1906, it covered an entire block of Park Avenue between 33rd and 34th Streets. When not put to war use it hosted everything from livestock shows to this women's suffrage ball. Among the last events was the nomination of Robert F. Kennedy for New York senator in 1964. Despite preservation efforts, it was closed in 1971, then demolished.

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Brickolage

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