The Denishawn School of Dance

Nickolas Muray :: In the summer of 1916 Martha Graham began her dance studies at The Denishawn School of Dance and Related Arts in Los Angeles. In the photograph Ted Shawn and Ruth St. Denis sit atop the rock. Martha is seated second from the right. (late 1910s-early 1920s). | src Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance

Suffragette’s Tableau, 1913

Liberty and her Attendants – (Suffragette’s Tableau) in Front of Treasury Bldg. March 3, 1913 – Washington, D.C. Women and girls in Greek costume in suffrage tableau in front of the Treasury Building, Washington, D.C. Central figure is dressed in toga as Liberty. L & M Ottenheimer, Baltimore, Md. (Publisher) | src Library of Congress – Records of the National Woman’s Party

Dancing for strength and beauty

Figure V. «Rising on the pointe and attitudes for balance». From “Dancing for strength and beauty (renascent dancing). A critical and practical treatise”, 1921 by Edward Scott. | src

Dancer by trees

Dancer by trees. A dancer in an outdoor setting with evergreen trees. (1940s to 1964). Probably at Jessie Siple’s garden. | src Stella Knight Ruess Archives ~