The Serpentine: Loie Fuller

Loie Fuller is a turn-of-the-century dancer whose name stands apart. She is often coupled with the great Isadora Duncan, who was also an experimental dancer, but Loie Fuller was first. Fuller is most closely associated with Art Nouveau. She first came to prominence in the 1890s and was admired and imitated well into the 1900s.…

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Faces of the Elderly: Native Americans at the Turn of the Century

As a companion to last week’s post about young native Americans, this post is about elderly native Americans, taken at roughly the same time. It’s more interesting to look at the faces of the very old than younger people, because you can see the marks life has left on their faces. The lines on their…

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Young and Beautiful: American Indians at the Turn of the Century

Today’s post features separate and- as far as I know, at least- unrelated American Indian subjects. All pictures are from the Library of Congress. There is scant information about these images, but what is available is included here.   The first is Moon Beam. This young woman was a Potawatomi Indian who was photographed in June 1909…

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