CLASSICAL SQUARE DANCING
PICTURES OF THE DANCE FROM THE "OLD" DAYS
(Thank you to John for these first black-and-whites)
We love these candid shots from 1950s square dances.
The differences between then and now are very apparent: longer skirts
and pettis, and, most sadly, the attention to detail (Most SD
pettis today are
rather void of character). Furthermore, note that many were probably cotton and nice and densely packed. Imagine how they felt around the legs!
(above) 50s square dancing (from the cover of an old 33 rpm record) Notice the luscious detail! -- Contributed by "Peekup"
(above) A nostalgic view of what it used to be like, albeit a poor image, from a old newspaper (wish it were better!)
Contributed by Elizabeth
If we had to
guess, we'd say this was from
the very early 50s. (Sent by David M.)
a. In the lower left,
the two fellas with cameras are using cameras far too advanced
for the 1950s. Most younger folks in that era wouldn't have
that fancy of camera.
1950, color roto (?) section from Midwest newspaper.
Looks like Seattle to us...
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