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Title
Leon Schottisch
Names
Cardella, R. Frank (Composer)
Sarony, Major & Knapp Lith (Lithographer)
Firth, Pond & Co. (Publisher)
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1861
Place: New York
Publisher: [Firth, Pond & Co.]
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Anon Leo 1
Topics
Leon, Francis, 1844-
George Christy's Minstrels
Female impersonators -- United States -- 19th century
Schottisches
Genres
Prints
Sheet music covers
Scores
Notes
Statement of responsibility: composed by F. Cardella and danced nightly by Master Leon of George Christy's Minstrels.
Caption title.
Lith. of Sarony, Major & Knapp.
At head of score: The Leon schottisch. Composed and most respectfully dedicated to Master Leon of George Christy's Minstrels.
Statement of responsibility: Composer's name appears on score as R.F. Cardella.
Biographical/historical: Francis Leon, who began his career as a blackface minstrel performer at age 14, excelled as a female impersonator. Known as "Leon" or "The Only Leon," he captured the public's attention not only with his performances but with his extensive wardrobe of beautiful dresses, and established the prima donna character as a mainstay in minstrel shows. He is said to have been a serious student of ballet and opera.
Physical Description
Lithographs
Extent: 1 print : lithograph on tinted ground, b&w ; 32 x 25 cm. + music score (3 p.)
Description
Sheet music cover illustration depicting a dark-skinned dancer on pointe, costumed in a bell-shaped tutu or ballet skirt topped by a fringed bolero.
Type of Resource
Still image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 825070680
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19758187
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 44bf8b70-b0d1-0133-a131-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1861: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Leon Schottisch" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1861. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/54f15690-b199-0133-8c99-00505686a51c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Leon Schottisch" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 15, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/54f15690-b199-0133-8c99-00505686a51c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1861). Leon Schottisch Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/54f15690-b199-0133-8c99-00505686a51c

Wikipedia Citation

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Leon Schottisch