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Photographs of dancer and choreographer Pearl Primus dancing "Hard Time Blues," her dance based on a folk song about sharecropping by singer Josh White. Primus was well known and widely celebrated for her dance performances based on important African American poems and songs, including "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" by Langston Hughes and "Strange Fruit" by Lewis Allen. Photographs by Carl Van Vechten, 1943.
May 28, 2008
From the "Vacuation" card game, England, ca. 1940
May 24, 2008
Issue #1 of this Paris investigative newspaper.      
May 19, 2008
Issues of a newsletter for a gay men's community, near Amherst, Mass. in the 1970s. [Click to enlarge]
May 15, 2008
. . . it is a strikingly beautiful image. Natalia Gontcharova's cover for Lord Berners' song, "Poisson d'Or", 1919.
May 8, 2008
Selected images from a collection of novelty baseball postcards, circa 1910 (Call Number: Gen MSS File 35
May 5, 2008


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