The Castle gavotte: described by Mr. Castle

Collection History

Throughout NYPL's research collections, dance images are available for study. Since 1944, a special unit devoted to collecting, preserving, creating and accessing dance documentation has developed into the Jerome Robbins Dance Division at the Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center at Lincoln Center. This particular digital presentation will continue to grow over time, featuring the department's iconographic file of historical prints and photographs of dancers.

Collection Data

Numerous photographs of Irene and Vernon Castle, mostly dancing, clipped from anonymous periodicals and pasted in a scrapbook, further illustrated with text describing or announcing the names of the dances, including the Castle gavotte and the Castle fox trot.
Hill, Ira L. (Ira Lawrence) (Photographer)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1920 (Questionable)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZRS 79-3926 (Ball-room tap section)
Ballroom dancing -- United States -- 1911-1920
Castle, Vernon, 1887-1918
Castle, Irene, 1893-1969
Ballroom dancing -- Study and teaching
Foxtrot (Dance)
Funding: National Endowment for the Arts Millennium Project.
Content: Directions for the dance.
Content: Large format clippings
Content: With photographs of each step, especially posed by Mr. and Mrs. Castle--Continuation of printed title.
Content: Treasures of the American Performing Arts, 1875-1923
Physical Description
Extent: Photographic reproductions and text (4 p.) : black and white, some color-enhanced ; 35 cm.
Photomechanical prints
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY807015931-B
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12193113
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f1f1f7f0-c60a-012f-aadc-58d385a7bc34
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