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Dance in Photographs and Prints

Scores of dance photographs feature specific dancers, and range from publicity stills to professional photographers' vintage prints.

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Ruth St. Denis in Radha. 1906. Digital ID: DEN_0035V. Ruth St. Denis in Radha. 1906. Digital ID: DEN_0035V.

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.

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NYPL Digital Gallery provides free and open access to over 800,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the vast collections of The New York Public Library, including drawings, illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more.