Let's Dance: 14 Photos of People Getting Down!

While it is rare to find photos of people smiling in photos in the 1800's, it's also rare to find them dancing as well!  We thus wanted to find a few great old dancing photos and put them together to share with you.  Here are 14 of our favorites.  Enjoy...

Washington, D.C. Jitterbugs at an Elk's Club dance, the "cleanest dance in town"

 

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1942
New York, New York
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New York, New York. New Year's Eve in Marconi's Restaurant on Mulberry Street. This Gypsy woman is a habitue of the place. She came in for a bite to eat, and put on an extemporaneous dance to entertain the Di Contanzo's family party.

 

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1943
Montgomery County, Maryland
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Washington, D.C. Jitterbugs at an Elk's Club dance, the "cleanest dance in town"

 

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1900
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Italian folk dance at Van Cortl't Park New York

 

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Van Cortlandt Park, dancers doing Russian Dance, New York

 

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1942
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Company dance given in Moose Hall by employees of the Hamilton Watch Company so that new employees might get acquainted. Zoot suits and jitterbugs

 

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1943
Montgomery County, Maryland
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Washington, D.C. Jitterbugs at an Elk's Club dance, the "cleanest dance in town"

 

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1910
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Krakoviak Dance, Bronx Park, 1911

 

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1900
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"Virginia Reel" folk dances, Van Cort't Park Van Cortlandt Park, New York

 

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1943
Montgomery County, Maryland
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Washington, D.C. Jitterbugs at an Elk's Club dance, the "cleanest dance in town"