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Title
Ballroom dancing on British and American 19th-century music covers
Names
Champney, Benjamin, 1817-1907 (Artist)
Dubois, George, 1811-1888 (Artist)
Grain, Frederick (Artist)
J.H. Bufford & Co (Lithographer)
Sarony & Major (Lithographer)
Wagner & M’Guigan (Lithographer)
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Subjects

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1820 - 1869 (Questionable)
Table of Contents
The Bohemian schottisch, danced at Her Majesty's state balls, composed by W[illia]m Willson; London, Duncombe & Moon -- The celebrated varsovienne [Boston?, Oliver Ditson?] -- The dark sett, the celebrated Negro quadrilles, as played by all the quadrille bands, arranged for the piano forte by S.O. Dyer; New York, Firth, Pond, 1848 / Lith. of Sarony & Major -- Jullien's original mazurka, or the Cellarius valse ... composed by [Louis Antoine] Jullien; New York, Firth, Hall & Pond / Bufford & Co.'s Lith. -- Lawrence quadrilles, selections from popular quick steps, as performed at the Grand Inauguration Whig Ball at Faneuil Hall, Mar. 4th, arranged for the piano forte; Boston, Henry Prentiss, 1841 / B. Champney del., B.W. Thayer's Lith. -- Quadrille millitaire [sic], Les Hussards, a new millitary [sic] quadrille composed for the piano forte, with original figures by C.A. White ... ; Boston, Oliver Ditson, 1865 -- Queen Victoria's dances ... ; New York and Philadelpha, E. Ferrett / Lith. of Wagner & McGuigan -- Selection of favorite country dances, embracing 15 popular airs [London, Musical Bouquet] -- The tournament waltzes, composed ... by A. Fleche; New York, Atwill / E. Browne Jr. del., N. Currier's Lith. -- Waltzes, cotillions, dances, etc. from the works of the most eminent composers; New York, Bourne / F. Grain del., Lithography of Pendleton.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFD Bal 15-24
Topics
Ballroom dancing -- England -- 19th century
Ballroom dancing -- United States -- 19th century
Quadrille (Dance)
Waltz
Dance music
Genres
Prints
Sheet music covers
Scores
Notes
Acquisition: Lawrence quadrilles Gift; Lillian Moore.
Acquisition: Bohemian schottisch Purchase; Norman Crider, 1970.
Physical Description
Lithographs
Extent: 10 prints : chiefly lithograph, chiefly b&w ; 35 x 27 cm. or smaller.
Description
Representations of ballroom dancing on the covers of sheet music intended for home performance. Most of the images depict women in evening gowns and men in formal evening attire or military uniforms; an exception is The tournament waltzes, in which the dancers wear Elizabethan costume. Their surroundings, when shown, are usually opulently decorated ballrooms, many lit by chandeliers. The musical scores (not included in this collection) cover a range of popular ballroom dances of the period: the mazurka, quadrille, schottische, and waltz among them.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 792893175
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19609225
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0eaeaee0-f27b-0132-ff2d-58d385a7b928
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1817: Creator Born
  • 1820: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1907: Creator Died
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Ballroom dancing on British and American 19th-century music covers" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1820 - 1869. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/f689fa00-f27d-0132-17cc-58d385a7b928

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Ballroom dancing on British and American 19th-century music covers" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 15, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/f689fa00-f27d-0132-17cc-58d385a7b928

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1820 - 1869). Ballroom dancing on British and American 19th-century music covers Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/f689fa00-f27d-0132-17cc-58d385a7b928

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Ballroom dancing on British and American 19th-century music covers