Dancing darkey boy
In this outside scene, a small African American boy--dressed in a cap, leggings, and suit with short pants--dances on a table or other flat, raised surface. Surrounding and encouraging him with hand claps is a group of men, dressed in a variety of styles, from shirtsleeves and caps to suits and hats, with one gentleman in a formal suit and top hat. Visible in...
Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Heise, William
Serpentine dance in national colors
A woman in a white gown performs a skirt dance, using her arms to produce circles and other patterns within the folds of her costume. Her legs and feet appear to be bare.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Sheridan, Crissie - Heise, William
A man in formal dinner clothes and a woman in a white ruffled dress with a flower corsage and white shoes execute various dance steps designed as exhibition dancing. The set is bare, without backdrops or props. The couple's feet are not evident at times in the frame, and the dance appears to have been shot in relatively slow motion.
Kent, Dorothy - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - Kelley, James T. - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Ella Lola, a la Trilby
Ella Lola, a la Trilby [dance]
A young, dark-haired woman performs a dance inspired by George du Maurier's character Trilby, in an early modern dance style reminiscent of Isadora Duncan. She dances barefoot without stockings and is dressed in a long, flowing gown bound across the bosom in Grecian style, with inside fringe and a draped cape hooked to her wrist. She also wears what appears to be a garland...
Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Lola, Ella - Heise, William - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - White, James H. (James Henry)