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saw this on a video for an estate sale here in vegas and we were just wondering why these people were all standing there having their picture taken anyone know anything....

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Surely a panoramic photo of twenty nine women (flappers all) in a line surrounded by crowd in front of a dance hall is a bit unusual? I think the sign just says "Dancing".
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Is it in Vegas?
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Is it by E. O. Goldbeck?
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    "Goldbeck used a Cirkut camera that revolved on a tripod while the film advanced at the same speed. He created images as large as 10 by 60 inches. All of his images were contact printed - no enlargements were made. He created the National Photo Service in 1921, the first and only independent news- photograph supplier headquartered in Texas."
    HGAF Fine Art Dallas Auction Catalog #652
    By Marianne Berardi, Christine Carmody, Courtney Case, James L. Halperin.
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    The camera possibly used is described here:
    There's a demonstration on youtube here:
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    I just had another look at the bottom right hand corner for the signature. Not the clearest photo but I'd say it looks something like the E.O. Goldbeck S.A. (San Antonio) Texas mark I've seen on others.
  7. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
    the cards the women have are probably their dance cards.
  8. pattiray pattiray, 5 years ago
    thanks everyone but the corner does say wenver 1853 it is not mine. i copied it from the video they made for the estate sale
  9. vintageelegance, 5 years ago
    I've been looking for this photo for a few years. I first saw it in a women's restroom in a restaurant, the wait staff said the owner purchased it at homegoods, but I have had no success in finding it. I think these ladies were going into the dance hall in the background for a good time. Unfortunately, someone stole it from the restroom which is a sad commentary in itself. pattiray, is photo shown, the only one you have of this picture? Do you have one straight on? Hope to hear from you.
  10. ethelmay, 4 years ago
    I found one at an antique barn in Stratham NH
  11. threadsarefun, 4 years ago
    I bought this print at an auction. The back of mine says beauty pageant.
  12. vintagefan100, 3 years ago
    I love this print! Found mine at a garage sale (previously purchased from Marshalls). A swimsuit version from this same era had just sold at the sale. I'd love to find this print!

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