There’s loads of good stuff in the NYPL digital gallery. I don’t really know any more about this lady except that she’s La Sylphe.
More after the jump.
Pine grows out of willow tree (& other curiosities and wonders)
The long-eared bat and other illustrations from Bewick’s General History of Quadrupeds.
A palm drive and other postcards.
Ziegfield midnight frolic, 1915 keysheet, and other (seemingly all theatrical) contact sheets.
Apache medicine shirt and other material published by the Smithsonian’s Bureau of Ethnology.
I’ve got slow internet and images load from the top down. I’ve just been viewing cabbages; as when the fabric sheathed ventral horizon of the dancer appeared, I thought it was a cabbage!
Please ignore as before when.
I don’t suppose that’s the effect she was going for, but you’re right, she does have a certain cabbagy quality.
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