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Ruth St. Denis Modeling a Fortuny Dress

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Ruth St. Denis Modeling a Fortuny Dress, n. d.
Photographic materials on Paper
9 7/8 in. x 8 in. (25.08 cm x 20.32 cm)


Object Type: Photography
Technique: Black & white photography
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Ramiel McGehee
Accession Number: PH46


Marks
In pencil on verso: "Property of Scripps College Ph46".
Embossed in left side of bottom edge: "Walinger - Chicago".
Label on verso with an article from Vogue, December 1969 on the Fortuny dress.

Medium
Black and white silver gelatin print.

Object Description
Image of the dancer Ruth St. Denis modelling a dress by the Chicago-based designer Fortuny. As her popularity grew, St. Denis became a social icon, appearing in public as more than just a dancer. Fortuny took advantage of her exotic reputation to market his Egyptian-inspired dress.

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